It's directed by Jonas Åkerlund

Johnny Thunders is to be the subject of a new biopic.

Adapted from Nina Antonia’s 1987 biography Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood, the currently-untitled film will be directed by Jonas Åkerlund – best known for his promo videos for Lady Gaga, The Prodigy and Madonna.

Åkerlund’s previous films include Spun, which starred Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman.

Meanwhile, members of Blondie, the Heartbreakers, the Replacements and the MC5 will perform The Heartbreakers’ album L.A.M.F in full at an upcoming benefit concert for writer Stephen Saban. The event takes place in the Marlin Room at New York’s Webster Hall on November 15.

The December 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Pink Floyd, plus a free CD compiled by Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner that includes tracks by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sleaford Mods, Yo La Tengo, Can. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s TheDamned, Julia Holter, Desert Trip, Midlake, C86, David Pajo, Nils Frahm and the New Classical, David Bowie, Tim Buckley, REM, Norah Jones, Morphine, The Pretenders and more plus 140 reviews

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