Iconic model, musician, actress, and muse Grace Jones is releasing a biopic, titled The Musical of My Life. Scheduled to debut in the UK later this year, the project has been in the works for over a decade. The feature, which was picked up by Picturehouse Entertainment, is set to premiere during a live showcase at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Imagined by filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, the film will showcase the performer’s personal journey.
Jones began her career as a model after moving to Paris at the age of 17. There, she was at the center of the city’s nightlife scene, with Jerry Hall, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jessica Lange by her side. Her prominent cheekbones and flat top buzz cut struck a chord with many photographers, including Helmut Newton, Antonio Lopez, and Guy Bourdin, as well as fashion designers such as Azzedine Alaïa and Yves Saint Laurent. Her success as a model led to a musical career that kicked off in the late ‘70s with disco tracks, before transitioning to a new wave sound in the ‘80s. Jones tried her hand at acting by appearing alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Destroyer and as a Bond girl opposite Roger Moore in A View to a Kill, where she famously donned hooded silhouettes dreamed up by Alaïa.
The cultural icon continues to break grounds. Jones released an autobiography that was published in 2015 titled I’ll Never Write My Memoirs and was the headline act at Afropunk Fest in New York and London, where she transfixed the crowd with myriad costumes, including an homage to Keith Haring’s body paint.
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