The Clash Getting A London Calling Focused Biopic
A biopic is currently in the works based on The Clash and the creation of their third and most popular album London Calling. I am a huge fan of the the band and that album. My favorite song of theirs is actually Bankrobber which was featured in Guy Ritchie’s Rock N Rolla.
Jez Butterworth, writer of Fair Game, is developing the biopic. He will write London Calling and produce it alongside Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits. The film will focus on music industry executive Guy Stevens, who led The Clash to making the London Calling album and helped them solidify their place in music history. They brought an uncommon level of musicianship, politics and style to punk, rock and ska.
Good news for fans of the The Clash, Simonon and Jones will be involved with the film, It is also highly likely that drummer Topper Headon will get a chance to offer his two cents. If Joe Strummer was still around, the film would not likely be in development. I am looking forward to seeing this movie.
What do you all think about a biopic based on The Clash and London Calling?