French actor, writer and director Julie Delpy is reportedly attached to direct a biopic of Clash frontman Joe Strummer, according to Variety. The film’s title, ‘The Right Profile,’ is culled from a song of the same name which appears on their landmark 1979 album ‘London Calling.’ The song is based around actor Montgomery Clift.
Not much information about the film has been revealed yet other than that it will be helmed by Delpy and it will focus on Strummer’s life from 1982, after he left the Clash and largely disappeared from the public eye, until his death in 2002. The project will be produced by Simon Halfon, a graphic designer who has worked with other touchstone British bands like the Jam and Oasis and produced the feature film ‘Sleuth.’
Delpy, who is best known for her movies ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘Before Sunset,’ has just finished production on ‘2 Days in New York,’ the sequel to her acclaimed ‘2 Days in Paris.’ Delpy has a deep history of starring in her own movies, so her directorial role for the Strummer film will most likely include a turn as an actress.