Director Julien Temple, best known for his Sex Pistols documentary "The Filth & the Fury," is working on a new movie about the life and career of the late Joe Strummer. Via a slew of archival audio and video footage, interviews donated by journalists and recordings of Strummer's BBC Radio show, the Clash legend will essentially narrate the film.
Now in the very early stages of production, the project plans to incorpoate new interviews with members of the Clash as well as members of Strummer's pre- and post-Clash bands, the 101ers and the Mescaleros, respectively. Temple was a longtime friend of Strummer, whom he first met during the 101ers years. He's making the film with the blessing of Strummer's widow, Lucinda.
"We didn't have a memorial concert or anything for him," Temple tells Billboard.com. "So this is something that I wanted to do. Three years on, it's easier for me and all the people involved to deal with it actually."
I never really got the Clash, but I'm awared that this is probably my fault. There is an excellent case to be made for the Clash's Advancement. I'm just not going to make it.