First Ever Grace Jones Biopic Will Be Released This Year

First Ever Grace Jones Biopic Will Be Released This Year

by Elijah C. Watson
January 03, 2017 3:21 PM

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Afropunk 2015 Shot by Vickey Ford for Okayplayer/Sneakshot

A biopic on the one and only Grace Jones is slated to drop some time this year.

Titled Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life, the project serves as the first feature film on the personal and professional life of Grace Jones. Commissioned by BBC Films, the biopic is described as an observational portrait that will mix personal footage with staged musical sequences, to create an in-depth and detailed narrative about the legendary artist. Sophie Fiennes will serve as the director for Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life. The film will be distributed throughout the UK in 2017 through Picturehouse Entertainment.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working once more with Sophie and her team on another exciting Doc after The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology,” Claire Binns, director of programming & acquisitions for Picturehouse Entertainment, said in a statement. “Grace is one of my favorite recording artists, her talent mixed with Sophie’s filmmaking skill and our expertise at delivering innovative music docs like 20,000 Days On Earth and Made Of Stone means we’re looking at a killer combo. Bring it on.”

Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life has been in the works for quite some time (since 2005 to be exact) so it is nice to finally see that we will be getting the biopic some time this year.

2016 was something of a busy year for Jones, who popped up on a couple of music festivals both in and outside of the United States. She headlined FYF Fest and Afropunk London, where she replaced M.I.A. following her controversial remarks that criticized the Black Lives Matter movement.

Until the release of Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life you will just have to settle for her memoir I’ll Never Write My Memoirs which dropped in 2015. The book’s release originally came with a box set featuring music from her The Disco Years phase.

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