Alan Wenkus To Write George Jones Biopic, ‘No Show Jones’

George Jones

George Jones

28 Entertainment and George Jones’ estate announced that Alan Wenkus will develop the George Jones biopic, No Show Jones. Wenkus has been working closely with Jones’ widow, Nancy, who will serve as executive producer. 28 Entertainment’s Brian A. Hoffman and Dennis Baxter will produce the project.

Wenkus also worked on the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, which centers on group NWA’s emergence from Compton, Calif., in the mid-1980s.

“George Jones literally saved country music when rock and roll almost swallowed it up. He had such an entertaining life. It’s got it all. Love, loss, redemption and a lot of whiskey…basically everything George was singing about,” said Wenkus.

No Show Jones will tell the story of Jones’ career in country music and his marriages to Tammy Wynette and Nancy JonesThe producers spent many hours with Jones in his later years. Jones died in 2013 at the age of 81.

“We are very excited about moving into the next phase of bringing George’s remarkable life to the big screen. We are thrilled that so many talented people have shown a great deal of interest in this project,” said Hoffman.

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