Grace Jones Documentary Added to BBC Films Slate
BBC Films is backing a documentary on Grace Jones.
The film arm of the British Broadcasting Co., which announced its 25th anniversary projects on March 25, has commissioned Sophie Fiennes to direct Grace Jones -- The Musical Of My Life. Fiennes' film, being co-financed by BFI Film Fund and the Irish Film Board, has been in the works for seven years. BFI chose to fund the film in June.
James Wilson and Katie Holly are co-producing the film, the first-ever on Jones. It has been described as "a cinematic journey into the private and public worlds of Grace Jones, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences."
A former model who became a new wave sensation in the 1980s with hits such as "Pull Up to the Bumper," "Slave to the Rhythm" and "Private Life," she has long been seen as a musical and fashion influence on scores of female singers. Jones stopped recording with 1989’s Bulletproof Heart, returning in 2008 with Hurricane. She contributed the track "Original Beast" to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack last year.
Jones, who will appear in Hyde Park in London on June 21 with Kylie Minogue.
A director and editor, Fiennes will make her music documentary debut with the Jones project. Her last full-length documentaries include The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow. Fiennes is the sister of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes.