Legendary photographer Anton Corbijn made the successful transition into filmmaking with his classy black-and-white Joy Division tale, Control. He then made the Clooney-starring hitman thriller The American; and now Corbijn the filmmaker will return with something much closer to his roots: a film about photographer Dennis Stock and his relationship with James Dean.
Titled Life, the film, according to The Playlist, "will chronicle the relationship between movie star James Dean and photographer Dennis Stock. The latter first discovered Dean just before he came a massive star thanks to East Of Eden, and travelled the country with him taking pictures for Life magazine that would come to define the icon."
James Dean with Dennis Stock.
Pre-production on Life starts in 2014, so it looks like we'll be seeing Corbijn's other project (yes, he has two on the go) A Most Wanted Man first – a thriller starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But given the subject of Life, and despite its wannabe profound title, we must say, we're much more excited about this biopic. How about you?
Dennis Stock's famous snap of Dean in New York, with annotations.
On the other side of the camera for once: Anton Corbijn.