Both the trailer and release details for a new Pete Doherty trailer have dropped: a great way to start the weekend.
It promises to deliver an unvarnished look at the Libertines and Babyshambles frontman, from his most turbulent moments to his rebirth — and you can catch the full trailer below.
Directed by none other than his spouse, Katia deVidas, who also performs in Doherty’s other musical project, The Puta Madres, the documentary was first teased as a feature at the Zurich Film Festival. Now it’s hitting cinemas around the world from 9 November.
The film follows English indie singer-songwriter and Libertines’ legendary frontman, Peter Doherty, as he plunges into the depths of addiction at the height of his fame. In her directorial debut, Katia deVidas captures over a decade of Doherty’s life, filming more than 200 hours of exclusive footage. This raw material allows Doherty to share, in his own words, his “emotionally charged fight to overcome his demons as he emerges from darkness back into the light.”
The trailer starts with Doherty paraphrasing a lyric from Babyshambles’ B-side ‘The Man Who Came To Stay’ (“If the whole world tells you, ‘you are the one’, I defy you not to believe them, my son”) before taking us on a journey through his highly publicised life, complete with guest appearances from legends like Mick Jones of The Clash and the late Amy Winehouse.
Click here for a list of participating cinemas and for ticket details.
Speaking to The Mirror last year, Doherty said he ‘regrets’ turning down a role in Eastenders. He was also invited to go on Celebrity Big Brother, but turned that down too.
The revelation came shortly after he released his memoirs, A Likely Lad.
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