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MATT SMITH AND ZOSIA MAMET TO STAR IN JUST KIDS BIOPIC

PicMonkey CollagePatti 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.

The project has the backing of The Mapplethorpe Foundation, whilst in 2014 Smith told NME she would like to see “unknowns” play the pair – watch the interview here.

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.

What do you think of Smith and Mamet’s casting? Let me know in the comments section below!

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