Patti Smith’s bestselling memoir Just Kids is set to get the big screen treatment in an upcoming biopic helmed by Ondi Timoner.
Former Doctor Who actor Matt Smith has landed the role of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, whilst Zosia Mamet of HBO’s Girls will portray Smith.
The memoir charted the relationship and friendship between Smith and Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS in 1989, mostly focusing on their time spent in New York City.
Timoner is known for her documentary work and is the two time recipient of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for documentaries for DIG! and We Live in Public.
Mapplethorpe is also the subject of HBO documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, which premiered at Sundance last month.
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