Julie Delpy directing Clash's Joe Strummer Biopic

Movieby Jim Napier
Before Sunset’s Julie Delpy has found her next project. Variety reports that she is directing a biopic about the Clash frontman Joe Strummer titled The Right Profile. Simon Halfon (Sleuth). Delpy may end up starring in the film as well, since she often stars in the films she directs.

An icon in the British punk movement, Strummer died a month before he and the band were to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Not much is known about the biopic, but the idea is to “focus on Strummer's life and his planned disappearance from the public spotlight in 1982.” The film is the same name as the song that appeared on the Clash's 1979 album London Calling."

I am a huge fan of the Clash so this is a movie I would like to see. Delpy is a great actress, but I have never seen anything she has directed. There has been talk of a sequel to Before Sunset from Richard Linklater with Ethan Hawke, which I'd also like to see.
What are your thoughts?


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