Merle Haggard biopic film in the works

Country musician died earlier this month (April 6)

A biopic film based on the life and career of country music legend Merle Haggard is being made after the musician passed away earlier this month.

Haggard died in Palo Cedro, California of pneumonia on April 6, his 79th birthday.

Deadline now reports that the film – titled Done It All – is in the works by GMH Productions, based on a script from Cinderella Man writer Cliff Hollingsworth.

Haggard authorised the movie’s development before his death and friend Carl Cooper is working on the project with producer Donald Kushner.

Casting of actors and a director will be made shortly. The film’s title is named after one of Haggard’s songs.

Following news of Haggard’s death, a number of musicians took to social media to honour the star.

Tom Waits has also penned a poetic tribute to the country icon.