Netflix is particularly interested in growing its selection of inspirational movies, and one of the future films will be just that. I Used to Be Famous, a movie about music will be released on Netflix in September 2022. It tells the tale of a former pop singer who wants to make a return and meets a young drummer who has autism.
I Used To Be Famous on Netflix is based on Eddie Sternberg’s 2015 short film of the same name, which he also wrote and directed. With this movie, he will now make his feature film debut. Sternberg and Zak Klein will collaborate on the script, which is also written by Sternberg.
Ever since Dad took me to the cinema 2 see Spartacus when I was 4 (intense I know), I wanted to make feature films. Delighted to announce the dreams of 4 year old
me. A huge thank you to @NetflixUK Fiona Lamptey and everyone who has been on this journey with us @collie_mccarthy https://t.co/eEp9Uq5ri2
— Eddie Sternberg (@eddie_sternberg) October 28, 2021
The pic has been produced by Forty Foot Pictures (Earthy Encounters, Coil, Joseph’s Reel) along with Fiona Lamptey from Netflix UK. Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s I Used to Be Famous:
What’s the plot of I Used to Be Famous?
I Used To Be Famous on Netflix centers on Vince, a desperately hoping former pop star. An unplanned connection between the two misunderstood musicians is sparked by an accidental jam session with young drummer Stevie who has autism.
You can find the original short film for purchase on ShortsTV which is a streaming service as an Amazon Prime Channel. A short trailer for the 15-minute short film can be found online.
What’s the Netflix release date for I Used to Be Famous?
With the release of the trailer in August 2022, we can confirm that I Used to Be Famous will be available to stream on Friday, September 16th, 2022.
Who is cast in I Used to Be Famous?
Ed Skrein and musician Leo Long will play Vince and Stevie, respectively, in the Netflix series, I Used to Be Famous. The works of Skrein include Deadpool, Game of Thrones, Alita: Battle Angel, and others. Leo Long is a neurodiverse folk musician who has faced and overcame many obstacles in music and will now also be acting.
Other supporting roles include Eleanor Matsura (The Walking Dead), Eoin Macken (La Brea), and Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton) as Amber, Austin, and Cheryl respectively.
What’s the production status of I Used to Be Famous?
Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 14/09/2022)
Filming for Netflix’s I Used to Be Famous started on October 28th, 2021 according to Televisual. , and came to an end by December 6th, 2022.
The movie has a budget of less than $10 million, making it one of the most affordable recent Netflix productions.
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