London Calling

Joe Strummer Biopic To Be Directed By Julie Delpy

The French actress, who has directed the films “2 Days in Paris” and “The Countess” among others, will be directing “The Right Profile,” which focuses on the singer’s life after he withdrew from the music scene until his death in 2002. The film’s title is derived from a song on The Clash’s 1979 release London Calling.

Strummer (whose real name was John Mellor) formed The Clash in the 1970s and spearheaded the London punk scene with his band, using reggae and funk sounds and writing politically charged lyrics.

Delpy is currently also working on a third film for the “Before Sunrise/Before Sunset” film series, in which she appears alongside Ethan Hawke. She has yet to confirm whether she will play a role in the Strummer biopic.