Legendary music producer Rick Rubin is expanding his film and TV ambitions by signing a new production deal.
Producer, whose new documentary on Paul McCartney McCartney, 3, 2, 1 Premiering yesterday (July 16) on Hulu, in partnership with Endeavor Content, it will pioneer its famed Shangri La recording studio on the silver and small screen worlds.
as Variety Reportedly, the overall deal will tie Rubin to Peter Berg’s Film 45, the production company that Endeavor Content acquired in 2019, and Leila Mattimore will lead development efforts on their behalf.
Graham Taylor and Chris Rice, co-presidents of Endeavor Content, said in a statement: “Rick is a beautiful storyteller who brings a fan-first eye and an open heart. He is both a driver and passenger of pop culture and with the film 45.” Together we will break the glass.
Film 45 president Matt Goldberg said: “Iconic and legendary are two words that define Rick Rubin’s career, and we are excited to partner with him in this partnership to share his extraordinary vision.”
The music producer has worked on other projects before including the Showtime documentary series Shangri – La, which dug into his career and life at his Malibu studio.
McCartney, 3, 2, 1, meanwhile, is a six-part documentary that follows Rubin and Paul McCartney as they trace the Beatles legend’s music from his youth to his stratospheric fame, Wings, and his solo career.
In other news, Rubin, who has produced albums by Run-DMC, Adele, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, among others, recently sparked a debate among members of System of a Down over his infamous “Tapeworm” song. Missed the big fight. Learn more here.