If you’re a Jim Morrison fan like I am then this is a film you’ll be interested in hearing about. Director Robert Sitzyk has written and will direct a new film that is inspired by the last days of musician Jim Morrison called The Last Beat. Shawn Andrews is attached to star in the film.
The film will be developed much like Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, which was inspired by the last days of Kirk Cobain. For example the name of the main character in this new film is Jay Douglas, not Jim Morrison, but it will still tell the story of Morrison’s final days. Here’s a little description.
The Last Beat will track the final days of Jay Douglas, a famous American rock star in the early '70s, as he navigates his relationships with two women in Paris -- a glamorous French Countess named Clemence and his California "soulmate," Valerie Eason.
As far as the star of the film Shawn Andrews is concerned he has appeared in films such as Dazed and Confused, City of Ghosts and Big Heart City.
Here's a little more info about the Morrison's final days.
Morrison flew to Paris in March 1971, took up residence in a rented apartment, and went for long walks through the city, admiring the city's architecture. During that time, Morrison grew a beard.
It was in Paris that Morrison made his last studio recording with two American street musicians — a session dismissed by Manzarek as "drunken gibberish". The session included a version of a song-in-progress, "Orange County Suite", which can be heard on the bootleg The Lost Paris Tapes.
Morrison died on July 3, 1971. In the official account of his death, he was found in a Paris apartment bathtub by Courson. Pursuant to French law, no autopsy was performed because the medical examiner claimed to have found no evidence of foul play. The absence of an official autopsy has left many questions regarding Morrison's cause of death.
To read more about Morrison's life head on over to his wikipedia page.