Girls star announced to play Patti Smith in Mapplethorpe biopic
Girls actress, Zosia Mamet, is set to play iconic singer/songwriter, Patti Smith in the upcoming biopic, Mapplethorpe, based on the life of gay photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe.
Deadline reports, the movie will focus on the complex relationship between Smith and the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Smith and Mapplethorpe were romantically involved from 1967 – 1974 and Smith wrote intimately about that relationship in her memoir Just Kids.
Documentary filmmaker, Ondi Timor, will write and direct Mapplethorpe. Timor has won two Sundance awards; this will be her first narrative film.
Smith’s book, Just Kids, has been optioned by Showtime for a series. She is currently co-writing the adaptation.