Newswire: New Nico biopic will focus on the actress-singer’s final days

Nico—singer-songwriter, model, actress, German—will be getting the biopic treatment in Nico, 1988, focusing on the icon’s final years. Cosmonauta director Susanna Nicchiarelli will direct, and the role of Nico herself will be portrayed by Denmark’s Trine Dyrholm.

“Most people think, as Andy Warhol once said, that after her experience with Velvet Underground and the Factory—and after having had sex with most of the rock stars of those years—Nico simply ‘became a fat junkie’ and disappeared,” Nicchiarelli said in a statement, pitching the film to buyers at the Rome Film Festival. “But is this how her life really went?”

The film will not focus on Nico’s ’60s heyday, appearing in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and performing with the Velvet Underground. Nor will it depict her solo career throughout the ’70s. Rather, it will focus on the last year of her life. Nicchiarelli, who …

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