Get ready to learn a lot more about Steve Martin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new documentary is in the works, all about the life and career of the iconic comedian and “Only Murders in the Building” star.
Helmed by Oscar-winning “20 Feet From Stardom” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” director Morgan Neville, the two-part film will uncover details about Martin’s life fans never knew.
“It’s somebody else’s take,” Martin told THR about the documentary. “They found a lot of archival stuff. They found a photo of my father in 1944 in Germany, touring Our Town with the USO.”
Martin, who has been a prolific actor, director and author, published a memoir titled Born Standing Up in 2007, and is set to release a new book about his career in film, Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions, out in November.
In the new THR cover story, Martin also revealed that he may be heading for semi-retirement once “Only Murders in the Building” is over.
“We were very happy just doing the live show,” Martin said of his live show You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! with Martin Short. “There may be a natural end to that — somebody gets sick, somebody just wears out — but I wouldn’t do it without Marty. When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it.”
The documentary, which is still untitled, is being produced by A24, and will be released on Apple TV+, which has also streamed documentaries about Magic Johnson, Billie Eilish and the Velvet Underground, and has docs about Sidney Poitier and Michael J. Fox on the way.
A release date for the film about Martin has not been announced.