Shooting begins this summer on Mapplethorpe
Girls actress Zosia Mamet has been cast as Patti Smith in Mapplethorpe, an upcoming biopic about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Deadline reports that Mapplethorpe will be portrayed by former Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith.
The movie will be written and directed by Ondi Timoner, best known for her documentary Dig!.
The film is being supported by The Mapplethorpe Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that represents Mapplethorpe’s work.
Filming is scheduled to begin this summer.
Independently, Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, is being adapted into a series for American network, Showtime.