Turbonegro Front-Man Hank Von Helvete to Star in Cornelis Vreeswijk Biopic
Published Dec 22, 2009Norwegian death punks Turbonegro have been responsible for some rather unusual things in their 20-year history. However, nothing tops what singer Hank Von Helvete (born Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby) has signed up for.
He's going to star in a film. Not just any old flick though. It's a biopic about the late Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937 to 1987), one of Sweden's most beloved poet/singers, who Von Helvete will play in the upcoming project. The film will be directed by another infamous Swede, Amir Chamdin, of hip-hop outfit Infinite Mass. Warner Music will also have a hand in getting the film, dubbed Citizen, Good Evening, off the ground.
According to Variety, who posted the news initially, Vreeswijk passed away from liver cancer at the age of 50, but "had become an icon of the Swedish music scene, and he was honoured with burial at the Katarina Church, a national cemetery in Stockholm."
Hank Von Helvete's feature-film debut will begin shooting in the spring and is due to open in November. Do some background research with these great clips: