After years of writing, a new biopic film about the Godfather of punk Iggy Pop and his glam rock comrade David Bowie is finally beginning to take form. The film, entitled “Lust For Life,” will center around Iggy and Bowie’s lives in 1970’s West Berlin, a particularly rowdy, explosive, and offensive time for both musicians.
Emmy-winning British filmmaker Gabriel Range, most famous for his 2006 political mockumentary Death Of A President, has signed on to direct the film. In past years, it was widely reported that Elijah Wood, hobbit and actor, had landed the role of Iggy; however, it is unclear if this production is related to that project, of which very little information is known (although Iggy himself endorsed the script in 2007).
The film’s producers will be opening the project to an international market of buyers this week at the European Film Market in Berlin.