A new film biopic about Iggy Pop and David Bowie’s time spent together in Berlin during the late 70s is in production. The film has been called Lust For Life and it’s being directed by the Emmy-winning UK film maker Gabriel Range. The script has created by sitcom writer Robin French, who’s based the story on Paul Trynka’s biographies Starman: David Bowie and Open Up And Bleed: Iggy Pop.
Bowie produced Iggy & The Stooges’ 1973 album Raw Power. During this period, it’s believed that Pop was in the depths of his drug addiction. In 1976, the pair moved into an apartment in West Berlin. The creative synergy the pair developed led to a wealth of classic material, with Bowie producing Pop’s first two solo albums The Idiot and Lust For Life. He also released his ’78 album Low, which featured vocal contributions from Pop. Listen to Iggy Pop’s Nightclubbing below.
In other Bowie-related news, Morrissey has been prevented by from using an image of David Bowie in the artwork for the forthcoming reissue of his ’89 single The Last of the Famous International Playboys. The image was apparently an unseen photograph taken of Bowie and Morrissey in New York in 1992. Allegedly, David Bowie has requested EMI to prohibit use of the image (via Fact).