David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin Collaborations Chronicled in 'Lust for Life' Biopic
Published Feb 06, 2013David Bowie and Iggy Pop's collaborations in Berlin in the 1970s resulted in some of the artists' most beloved works, so it's only natural that those years are set to be chronicled with a new biopic called Lust for Life.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that British filmmaker Gabriel Range (Death of a President) has signed on to direct a script penned by Robin French (Cuckoo, Roommates). The flick is being co-produced by Altered Image Films and Egoli Tossell Film.
According to a statement from Egoli Tossell, this film "is not a traditional rock biopic for no one dies at the end." The city of West Berlin will apparently play a central role in the film, while the script is partially based on Paul Trynka's biographies Starman: David Bowie and Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop.
In the '70s, the two songwriters shared an apartment in Berlin and teamed up landmark albums like Bowie's Low and Pop's The Idiot and Lust for Life. Bowie's recent single "Where Are We Now?" reflects back on his time in Berlin.
There's no word as to when the film will be released, but the producers are reportedly seeking international buyers.