*Sony Pictures Television has nabbed global distribution rights to the documentary “Who You Gonna Call?” which chronicles the life of Grammy-winning musician Ray Parker Jr., creator of the smash hit song “Ghostbusters.”
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Fran Strine (“Hired Gun”), the documentary follows Parker’s struggles growing up on the racially charged streets of Detroit in the 1960s and escaping violence to rise in the music industry, where he toured with Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones at the age of 18.
The film looks back on Parker’s successful music career before getting the call from Ivan Reitman to write and perform the hit song for the 1984 film “Ghostbusters.” He wrote, produced and performed with numerous music icons including Barry White, New Edition, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, The Temptations, The Carpenters and The Supremes.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that this documentary found its home at Sony, given Ray’s long-time ties to the studio and his involvement with the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise,” said the film’s financier and executive producer Ola Strøm. “The film really sheds light on an individual who has made a major impact on the world of music as a performer, producer and songwriter.”
“Who You Gonna Call?” had its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on Sept. 26. So far, no word on when or where the film will air.
Watch the trailer below, followed by an interview done with Parker earlier this month about the film with LA’s KTLA 5.