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CINEMA: Bowie/Iggy Biopic In The Works

 


THE GUARDIAN:
“[This] is not a traditional rock biopic [because] no one dies at the end,” producer Egoli Tossell said. Tentatively titled Lust for Life, Range’s film will explore the period when Pop and Bowie had relocated to Germany, collaborating on 1977′s Low and the Stooges leader’s first two solo albums. It’s an era that Bowie himself has recently returned to, paying tribute to Potsdamer Platz and Nürnberger Strasse in his new single. “Berlin was the first time in years that I had felt a joy of life and a great feeling of release and healing,” Bowie told Uncut in 2001. “Some days the three of us would jump into the car and drive like crazy through East Germany and head down to the Black Forest … Or we’d take long, all-afternoon lunches at the Wannsee on winter days … At night we’d hang with the intellectuals and beats at the Exile restaurant in Kreuzberg.” MORE

RELATED: The most composed, fashion-forward police mugshot of all time. “David Bowie, Iggy Pop and two female friends were busted for felony possession of half a pound of marijuana back in March of 1976 at the Americana Hotel in Rochester, N.Y., following a nearby concert. Bowie was held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being freed on bail—but this swanky mug shot wasn’t taken until he returned a few days later to face arraignment. The four ended up skating on all charges.” MORE

RELATED: The girl who ran the cash register at Red and White on Park Avenue asked me if I was going to the David Bowie show that night at the War Memorial. I remember feeling guilty that I wasn’t planning on it. It was the first stop on his “Station To Station” tour. The next morning’s paper had a front page story about the felony pot bust that snagged Bowie, Iggy Pop and Rochester’s Chi Wah in a hotel room with the weed. Iggy didn’t play here or anything. I started a job that year as a graphic artist in the Crime Analysis Unit of the Rochester Police Department. My job entailed pulling mug shots for flyers in an effort to match perpetrators who lived in specified areas of the city with the crimes that were occurring in those areas. Bowie’s photo had recently been snatched but the record was still there. MORE

That’s George Clooney’s aunt Rosemary on the couch with Dinah, the love of Burt Reynolds’ life. Plus Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Dinah tries to help Iggy work through his ‘feelings’ about the violence he perpetrated when he rolled around shirtless in broken glass. Iggy sets Dinah straight and makes Bowie do a spittake. ou can’t make this shit up.

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