Patrick Swayze is best known for his roles in films like Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and Road House. However, the real Swayze will soon be revealed in a new documentary called I Am Patrick Swayze. The documentary is about the actor’s life, produced by his wife, Lisa Niemi.
Niemi speaks with Entertainment Tonight before the documentary’s release. She talks about her late husband’s career and his death in 2009 following pancreatic cancer.
Lisa Niemi remembers him fondly “every day”
Some friends and co-stars of Swayze will also appear in the documentary such as Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and Jennifer Grey. They discuss how much they love him and how it was working alongside him. The documentary will also tackle some darker topics, like Swayze’s alcohol abuse and his separation with Niemi prior to his cancer diagnosis.
The documentary will premiere on August 18th, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Paramount Network. That date also would mark the late actor’s 67th birthday if he were still alive.
Check out the teaser trailer for the documentary below! Will you be tuning in?