When the Thin White Duke met The Passenger...
The artistically fertile period lived by David Bowie and Iggy Pop in Seventies West Berlin is to be the subject of a biopic.
Lust for Life will chronicle how Bowie - living in LA and suffering the ravages of cocaine abuse - relocated with Pop to West Berlin where they recorded some of their most critically-acclaimed work - Pop's The Idiot and Bowie's Low.
Gabriel Range (Death of a President) will direct and the script - based on the biographies Starman: David Bowie and Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop - is being penned by Robin French, a writer on the BBC comedy Cuckoo.
"It's not a traditional rock biopic for no-one dies at end, " said producer Egoli Tossell, who added that the real star of the film would be the divided city.
Bowie is back in the news with the release of a new album and single Where Are We Now?, which takes a nostalgic look back at his time in Berlin.