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David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin years to be made into film biopic 'Lust For Life'

David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin years to be made into film biopic 'Lust For Life'

David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin years are set to be made into a big-screen biopic titled 'Lust For Life'.

The pair's legendary collaborative years in 1970s West Berlin, which led to Bowie's trilogy of albums 'Low', 'Heroes' and 'Lodger' and Pop's 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life' will be captured in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

British producers Altered Image have teamed up with Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film to co-produce the biopic. Gabriel Range (Death Of A President) is reported to be directing the film with Robin French – wro write BBC comedy Cuckoo lined up to write the screenplay.

"[Lust for Life] is not a traditional rock biopic, for no-one dies at the end," Egoli Tossell said in a statement, adding that the main character of the film will not be the pair themselves, more the divided city of West Berlin itself – which became a creative hub for artists and activists of all kinds in the 1970s.

Bowie shocked fans and the media alike on January 8, his 66th birthday, when he broke his decade-long musical silence by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying video, 'Where Are We Now?', and announced that a new album, titled 'The Next Day', would follow in March.


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