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The Clash Frontman Joe Strummer Getting A Biopic Courtesy Of Julie Delpy

Who would have guessed at the start of the day that we would be running two stories involving Julie Delpy? Earlier we ran a piece about a possible reunion between the actress, Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater for a sequel to Before Sunset and now the she has found a new project to direct...and it's surprisingly high-profile.

Variety has learned that Delpy is now attached to helm a new biopic about The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Currently titled The Right Profile, details about what parts of the singer/guitarists' life will be touched on are currently being kept under wraps, but one interesting tidbit is that Delpy may find a role for herself in the film. In her career as a director, which dates back to 2002's Looking For Jimmy, she has made four movies and has had a lead role in each of them.

Strummer, who died in December 2002, first rose to prominence in the mid-70s as The Clash became one of the biggest bands in the early British punk movement. From 1977 to 1985 the band produced six studio albums and were best known for songs like "London Calling," "Should I Stay Or Should I Go," "Rock The Casbah," "I Fought The Law," and "Rudie Can't Fail." Strummer died in his home as the result of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

So let's just ask the big question, shall we? Who do you get to play Joe Strummer? Unless I'm missing something completely obvious (totally possible), I could see many actors taking on the part. But who would you like to see in the role? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.