Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna, 'Girls') Will Star as Patti Smith in New Biopic

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The Film Will Tell Story of Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith's Ex-Boyfriend and Partner, and Will Be Inspired From Smith's Popular Memoir, 'Just Kids'

Zosia Mamet, cast member of ‘Girls’, where she portrays Shoshanna Shapiro, will star as singer Patti Smith in a new biopic about Robert Mapplethorpe. The New York photographer was Smith’s boyfriend and partner and shot her iconic album cover for ‘Horses’. He died from Aids in 1989. 

In her popular memoir, ‘Just Kids’, Smith tells the story of her early life and her relationship with Mapplethrone. 

‘Doctor Who’ star, Matt Smith, will portray Mapplethrope. Quoted on The Independent, Smith hopes the project will “allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation”.