Marianne Faithfull's Life To Become A Movie
Published Mar 16, 2009Marianne Faithfull plans to tell her life story in an upcoming film, the UK songstress has revealed.
The biopic will be based on her 1994 autobiography Faithfull, and shine a light on the singer's rise to fame as an infamous '60s party animal, her five-year romance with Mick Jagger and her battles with heroin addiction and homelessness, among other things.
"It won't happen right away but we have found a director who I trust who wants to make a film of the book," 62-year-old Faithfull told BBC News.
The star didn't reveal who the director was but said she wanted to keep at arm's length from the project, adding that she didn't even want to have a say in which actress would play her in the film.
"I'm not getting involved," Faithfull said. "I'll read the script, when it's ready, which isn't for a long time, and then I'll leave it to the director and the actress he chooses.
"I don't want to have much to do with it. I want to read the script and like the script and then I'm going to let go of it and let them do what they want. That's the way to do it."
The news comes as Faithfull prepares to give her 22nd album, Easy Come Easy Go, a physical release on March 17. As previously reported , the double album features a star-studded cast of contributors, including Cat Power's Chan Marshall, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Antony Hegarty, Rufus Wainwright, Keith Richards, Sean Lennon and Bad Seed/Dirty Three member Warren Ellis.