Julie Delpy Attached to Helm Joe Strummer Biopic 'The Right Profile'
Just yesterday came news that Julie Delpy might reunite with co-star Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater for another installment in their unlikely romance series that started with Before Sunrise, but now Variety reports the actress, who has also directed and starred in her own films like 2 Days in Paris and The Countess, will also take a seat in the director's chair for a biopic on The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Titled The Right Profile (after the band's song of the same name from their 1979 album London Calling), the film will focus on Strummer's life and his planned disappearance from the public spotlight in 1982.
Strummer's legacy lives on, but the saddest note of his career came when he died in December of 2002, just one month before he and The Clash were going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's not clear how soon the project will get off the ground, but if Hawke, Delpy and Linklater write their Before Sunrise/Sunset sequel before the year is out, they should be able to shoot that before Delpy gets busy with The Right Profile. She just finished shooting 2 Days in New York, a follow-up to the aforementioned 2007 film which took place in The City of Lights, which now has Chris Rock as her new love interest.