A new biopic detailing the creation of one of the most famed punk/rock n’ roll albums of all time is officially in the works. The Clash’s seminal London Calling will the subject of a new Ruby Films biopic that will be produced by former Clash members Paul Simonon and Mick Jones.
The BBC is reporting that Ruby Film’s Allison Owen and Paul Trijbits will helm the project while playwright Jez Butterworth will handle the script.
Owen has expressed her thoughts behind the biopic, describing it as something Clash fans will like while applauding the inclusion of both Jones and Simonon to the process;
“Fans of The Clash all over the world have been waiting a long time to see their extraordinary story played out properly and accurately on the big screen. We’re happy that Mick and Paul have given the project their blessing and are on board to help steer the ship.”
The film is set to begin shooting next year but no cast has been announced yet.
Our favorite Clash/Joe Strummer related music flick? Still Julien Temple’s The Future Is Unwritten. We’re excited about a possible Clash film, but we’ve always preferred the authenticity of a music documentary over the authenticity of the music biopic.