SOURCE: Sire Records

January 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Jack's Mannequin Founder Andrew McMahon's Battle With Leukemia the Subject of Upcoming Documentary Narrated by Tommy Lee

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Jack's Mannequin founder Andrew McMahon's battle with leukemia is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Dear Jack."

Tommy Lee, who played drums on Jack's Mannequin's debut and forged a strong friendship with McMahon, narrated the feature film, which also chronicles the beginnings of the band, Andrew's relationship with his now-wife Kelly and the immense impact both had on his fight with cancer.

"Andrew is such a hero and I jumped at the opportunity to help tell this incredible story," Lee said.

The documentary was directed by Corey Moss and Josh Morrisroe, two former MTV News producers who covered McMahon's story for the channel, although much of the intensely personal footage was shot by Andrew himself.

McMahon, who was recently featured on the cover of Alternative Press's "Most Anticipated Albums" issue, is currently finishing his second Jacks' Mannequin album, again under the guidance of producer Jim Wirt (Incubus).

Jack's Mannequin just performed at the Sundance Film Festival's "Where Music Meets Film" event, and will appear at the Sire Records showcase at South By Southwest in March.

"Dear Jack" is due later this year, although the trailer is currently available at www.dearjackmovie.com.

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