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Julie Delpy to Direct Joe Strummer Biopic

Film will focus on punk rocker's post-Clash career

November 22, 2011 9:05 AM ET
Julie Delphy  arrives at the AFI FEST
Julie Delphy arrives at the AFI FEST
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French actress and director Julie Delpy has signed on to helm The Right Profile, a biopic of the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer. Not many details about the film have emerged, but the project is said to focus on the singer's life from the time he planned to disappear from the spotlight in 1982 up through his death in 2002.

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Delpy, who has directed a handful of films including 2 Days in Paris and The Countess, is likely to appear in The Right Profile in some capacity as an actress. She is also in the process of writing a third film in the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series with Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater.

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