Since just about every other notable musician is getting one, it was only a matter of time before this headline surfaced: a Joe Strummer biopic is in the works. As The Playlist reports, British company Film4 has tapped Paul Viragh — the man also behind the Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll — to write a film about the late Clash frontman. Damian Jones (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Millions) and Simon Halfon (Sleuth) will serve as producers. There’s no word yet on a release date or who will be playing Stummer, but can I make one request: please no James Franco.
More details as they become available.