Grace Jones, the legendary gender-bending musician and fashion icon, has lived an extraordinary life. Born in Jamaica in 1948, Jones initially rose to fame as a model, landing on the covers of Vogue and Elle before turning her attention to music in the late 1970s.
Throughout her life Jones was a singer-songwriter, actor, and long-time muse to famed photographer Jean-Paul Goude. The pair had one son, Paulo, and Jones was linked to other high-profile men, but her outsized personality and unique style put her on the map.
In 2015, Jones released a memoir titled I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, and now the performer’s life is getting the big screen treatment. According to Screen Daily, BBC Films is working on a “doc-biopic” about Jones called The Musical of My Life.
Director Sophie Fiennes and Jones have been working on the project for years, and it’s described as “a multi-narrative journey through the private and public life of the performer – since 2005.”
Claire Binns, director of programming and acquisitions for Picturehouse Entertainment, released a statement about the upcoming film.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be working once more with Sophie and her team on another exciting Doc after The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology,” she said. “Grace is one of my favourite recording artists, her talent mixed with Sophie’s filmmaking skill and our expertise at delivering innovative music docs like 20,000 Days On Earth and Made Of Stone means we’re looking at a killer combo. Bring it on.”
The film is slated to be released later this year, but Jones is scheduled to perform at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre next month and footage from the show will be included in the project.
Fiennes is hoping the concert and the film accurately captures Jones’ “magic.”
“This project with Grace has been an extraordinary journey ‘following the Yellow Brick Road,'” she said. “We look forward to welcoming her audience to participate in our film and contributing to conjuring the Grace magic.”
We can’t wait!