The lives of iconic photographer and legendary singer turned style icon, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe are now being turned into a digital formation for an upcoming biopic. The film called Mapplethorpe has already been in production for a few years and was said to have originally cast James Franco for the lead role, however, it has been confirmed that Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith will be playing the role of the controversial photographer. Mapplethorpes lifelong friend and artistic muse, Patti Smith will be played by Girls star Zosia Mamet.
Directed by Sundance winner, Ondi Timoner he stated “After several years of developing this script and searching across the globe for the perfect talent to embody the rich and layered roles of visionary artists Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, I am ecstatic to have found Matt Smith and Zosia Mamet. They will bring indelible passion, raw humanity, and authenticity to this timeless, inspiring story.”