Starz Near Completion on Thompson Special


Starz Entertainment Group LLC is nearing completion onBuy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film.

The programmer described the documentary, set to debut later this year, as “a personal, intimate look at Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It will capture the legacy and ‘gonzo’ spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures -- a man whose life and work regularly intersected with some of the biggest names in the world of film, politics, journalism and sports.”

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride will include interviews with Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas); Bill Murray (Where the Buffalo Roam); Sean Penn; John Cusack; Hunter’s wife Anita and son Juan; former Sens. George McGovern and Gary Hart; Tom Wolfe; William F. Buckley; Gary Busey; Harry Dean Stanton; and Ralph Steadman.