Bowie and Iggy's Berlin biopic gets green light

8 February 2013 by Tim Evans

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.