Joe Strummer Biopic, The Right Profile, Directed by Julie Delpy

A year ago (almost to the day), we reported that a biopic based on the late, great Joe Strummer is in the works, and now we’ve learned that the project is moving forward with a somewhat unexpected director: Julie Delpy. As big fans of Before Sunrise/Sunset, 2 Days in Paris, and Delpy’s music, this news comes as a pleasant surprise. Few other details about the project were revealed today by Variety, yet — as noted previously —  Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll screenwriter Paul Viragh was tapped to pen the script at one point with a story aimed at covering the former Clash frontman’s life, including his step back from the public stage in the early ’80s.

In other Delpy-related news, a sequel to 2 Days in Paris and the next installment of the Before series are also being prepped — the former featuring a turn by Chris Rock and the latter being written this year with co-star Ethan Hawke.