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The Velvet Underground and Nico
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Todd Haynes’s upcoming film is a documentary about The Velvet Underground

Set to premiere on Apple TV+, The Velvet Underground will feature ‘a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances’

A documentary on The Velvet Underground, directed by Todd Haynes, was first announced back in 2017. Now, it’s been announced that the film – titled The Velvet Underground, naturally – will premiere on Apple TV+.

Though its release date is still TBC, a recent statement reveals a bit of what to expect from the upcoming documentary: expect interviews with “key players” from the era, alongside “a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art”.

Haynes will also co-produce The Velvet Underground, along with Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment, Motto Pictures, and Killer Films. 

The director’s previous credits include Carol and 1998’s Velvet Goldmine, an experimental film starring Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale, which would have been a straight-up David Bowie biopic if the musician hadn’t pulled the rights to his music.

Look back at Velvet Goldmine’s gender-bending style here, or revisit The Velvet Underground’s reunion album written in tribute to Andy Warhol, Songs for Drella, ahead of the upcoming documentary.