A big screen biopic on the life of Warhol pal and one time Velvet Underground teammate Nico is currently in the works for Vagabond Films. According to the Hollywood Reporter, controversial director David Mackenzie (Young Adam) has signed on to direct the picture. David and Janet Peoples, who wrote Twelve Monkeys, have adapted the James Young book Nico: The End for film and are currently working on a rewrite with Mackenzie. The movie will take a deep look into the life of the singer/actress/model, including her interaction with Andy Warhol, her role in Federico Fellini's 1960 film La Dolce Vita, her stint as a singer with the Velvet Underground, and her eventual debilitating heroin addiction. The film, which the HR describes as dark and funny will spend a substantial amount of time examining the lives of the Velvet Underground as well. No time frame for a possible release date has been set yet, nor has any of the cast been revealed, but we will keep you posted.
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