Uh-oh. Clash Biopic In The Works

 

London Calling should start shooting sometime in
2011.

 

By Fred Mills

 

This can’t be good. With word still fresh (from less than a
month ago) about a Joe Strummer biopic, Joe
Public
, being planned for next year, now we learn that there’s also a Clash
biopic in the works, according to a report at the BBC.

 

The good news: London Calling will be executive produced by
Paul Simonon and Mick Jones.

 

The bad news: it’s a friggin’ biopic. You know the drill.
Quick, in ten seconds, name five music biopics that you’d pay money to watch
again. See?

 

Anyhow, Lilly Allen’s mom Allison Owen (who?) will produce,
along with Ruby Film’s Paul Trijbits (who?), while Jez Butterworth, a
playwright who penned the play Jerusalem (what?), will write the script. No 
actors have been cast yet, and a director has not been announced. (How
about Spike Lee?)

 

Owen told the BBC, “Fans of The Clash all over the world have been waiting a
long time to see their extraordinary story played out properly and accurately
on the big screen. We’re happy that Mick and Paul have given the project their
blessing and are on board to help steer the ship.”

 

Er, we suppose that means that all those Don Letts-steered videos and
documentaries failed to tell this extraordinary story properly ALREADY…

 

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