Grace Jones bioflick coming
Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life, a biopic on the life on Jamaican-born supermodel, actress and singer is set to hit the screen later this year.
This is the first feature film on the personal and professional life of Grace Jones. Commissioned by BBC Films, the biopic is being described as an observational portrait that will mix personal footage with staged musical sequences, to create a detailed look at the life of the 68-year-old, who was born in Spanish Town and migrated to the United States at age 13.
British film-maker Sophie Fiennes, sister to actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, will serve as the director for the film which will be distributed throughout the UK in 2017 through Picturehouse Entertainment.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be working once more with Sophie and her team on another exciting doc after The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology,” Claire Binns, director of programming and acquisitions for Picturehouse Entertainment, said in a statement. “Grace is one of my favourite recording artistes. her talent, mixed with Sophie’s film-making skill, and our expertise at delivering innovative music docs like 20,000 Days On Earth and Made Of Stone means we’re looking at a killer combo. Bring it on.”
Last year was something of a busy year for Jones, who popped up on a couple of music festivals both in and outside of the United States. She headlined FYF Fest and Afropunk London, where she replaced MIA following her controversial remarks that criticised the Black Lives Matter movement. Jones also caught the eyes of many when she hula hooped her way through the nearly six minutes of her performance of Slave to the Rhythm at the Diamond Jubliee Concert in honour of the 60-year-reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in 2012.
In 2015, Jones release her biography I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. The book’s release originally came with a box set featuring music from her The Disco Years phase.
Her discography includes Pull Up to My Bumper, My Jamaican Guy, I Need a Man, I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) and her cover of the Edith Piaff classic, La Vie en Rose.
She has also made her presence felt on the silver screen with acting roles in
Shaka Zulu, Vamp, Boomerang, Conan the Destroyer and the James Bond flick,
A View To a Kill.