According to Variety, the movie, titled The Right Profile, will focus on the guitarist and singer’s Clash years as well as his planned disappearance from the public spotlight in 1982. The movie is named after a song on the classic album London Callingand will be produced by Simon Halfon.
Oddly, another biopic about the late Joe Strummer is apparently also in the works. UK production company Film4 is backing a project entitled Joe Public. Screenwriter Paul Viragh, who wrote Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, will be in charge of the script, according to Screendaily.com.
The Clash’s late frontman, who died in 2002, obviously fascinates filmmakers. Strummer was the subject of Julien Temple's 2007 documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten and Don Letts’ recent movie Strummerville.