Sure, it's no Velvet Goldmine sequel, but this is could be just as good if not better: Filmmakers are now in the early stages of developing an Iggy Pop/David Bowie biopic, that — if done right — could be the best movie ever. The film, written by British screenwriter Robin French, will document the pair's very very close friendship and the years they spent in Berlin during the latter half of the seventies.
"[This] is not a traditional rock biopic [because] no one dies at the end," says producer Egoli Tossell.
Yes. Yes. A THOUSAND TIMES YES to all of this. Even if the movie is terrible, it will at least have a fantastic soundtrack. The late seventies was when Bowie and Pop paired up to produce Bowie's album Low and Iggy's first two solo albums The Idiot and Lust for Life.
Then there's the whole question of who will play the leads. Is there anyone out there with the ethereal, alien beauty of the Thin White Duke? Or anyone who can capture Pop's feral energy? One thing's for certain — whoever gets chosen is going to have to do some miserable dieting because the two musicians' combined weight adds up to an approximate 98 lbs. Actors, instead of head shots, please send submit a full skeletal X-ray.
David Bowie and Iggy Pop's golden years are set for the big screen [Salon]