Los Angeles: British producers Altered Image and Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film have come together to co-produce `Lust for Life`, a biopic about the legendary collaboration between popstars David Bowie and Iggy Pop in 1970s West Berlin.
Gabriel Range of `Death of a President` is attached to direct the film from a screenplay by Robin French, a writer for BBC comedy series Cuckoo.
Range will co-produce through his Altered Image together with Egoli Tossell`s Jens Meurer, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Pop and Bowie relocated to West Berlin in the late 70s and began a creative collaboration that would lead to three albums: Pop`s Idiot and Lust for Life and Bowie`s Low, that are widely regarded as some of the two artists` best work.
"(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 central character of the film will be the divided city of West Berlin itself which in the 1970s became a magnet for artists, hedonists and political activists of all stripes.
Bowie recently released his first single `Where Are We Now?` in decades where he takes a wistful look back at his time in the German capital, with lyrics sign posting several of his favourite Berlin hangouts.
French has based his screenplay on several sources, including the biographies `Starman: David Bowie` and `Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop` from writer and former MOJO editor Paul Trynka.
First Published: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 10:20