Magazine article Screen International

Julien Temple to Make Suggs Movie

Magazine article Screen International

Julien Temple to Make Suggs Movie

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UK documentary filmmaker Julien Temple is to make a movie about UK singer Graham McPherson, aka Suggs.

UK financiers Goldfinch Entertainment and UK management companies Anglo and Hannah Management are teaming on the film adaptation of My Life Story, the singer's popular stage show.

Temple (London - The Modern Babylon) will direct the musical based on the Madness singer's quest to find meaning to his life after his 50th birthday leaves him wondering who is really is.

The film will include narrative drama elements as well as live performance and archive and is ultimately due to screen next year as an event cinema release.

The original show, written by McPherson and Toby Follett and directed for the stage by Owen Lewis, opened at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 and has now played to more than 250,000 people.

Stephen Malit (Under Milk Wood) will produce the feature which starts principal photography on September 27 on location in London's Hoxton Hall. …

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