Biopic About Velvet Underground’s Nico In the Works

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Nico, one of the Velvet Underground’s singers and a muse of Andy Warhol, will be receiving a biopic ahead of any other members of the band, including Lou Reed, Variety reports. The singer will be played by Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival for her role in The Commune.

Susanna Nicchiarelli, the Italian director known for her first film, Cosmonauta, will direct and write the screenplay, titled Nico, 1988.

The focus of the movie will be on the artist’s post-fame, pre-death heroin years, when Nico is 48 and trying to recover from addiction while embarking on a new solo tour.

“The entire film is constructed following the inspiration of Nico’s music: her performances and the lyrics of her songs,” said Nicchiarelli in a statement. “It will tell us more than any other dialogue or situation in the film.”

Shooting begins November 7 in Italy.

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