Director Of “Rocketman” Wants To Do A Biopic For The Clash
The Clash live at the Lewisham Odeon - The Clash / Youtube
Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher says that he is interested in making a biopic for another musical act, this time with his sights set on The Clash.
Seeing that the Elton John biopic Rocketman has seen massive acclaim internationally, along with his participation in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (as the original director Bryan Singer was fired), Fletcher says that The Clash would be the perfect subject for his next musical film project.
During BAFTA’s Red Carpet via an interview with NME, the directors stated that “They did their own film many years ago but that could be interesting”. He is referring to the 1980 film Rude Boy, which centered around a fan of the band. The band’s classic lineup ran from 1977 to 1982, where they garnered acclaim for their five landmark albums.
But while this stirred Fletcher’s interest, he says that he wants to do other projects prior to this arrangement, stating that he isn’t in any rush to do any musical biopics anytime soon. He’s anticipating a future collaboration though, saying, “maybe in 10 years time – The Clash will still be around. It’ll be great.”