'Girls' Star Cast As Patti Smith In Biopic

29 January 2016 | 11:20 am | Staff Writer

Along with Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith

Girls star Zosia Mamet has been cast to play iconic singer/songwriter Patti Smith in an upcoming biopic about Robert Mapplethorpe, the title role played by none other than Doctor Who's Matt Smith.

As reported by Deadline, Mamet, who plays Shosanna Shapiro on Girls, joins the Ondi Timoner-directed biopic about the avant-garde photographer as Mapplethorpe's best friend and confidante, Patti Smith.

Timoner said of the castings in Mapplethorpe: "After several years of developing this script and searching across the globe for the perfect talent to embody the rich and layered roles of visionary artists Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, I am ecstatic to have found Matt Smith and Zosia Mamet. They will bring indelible passion, raw humanity, and authenticity to this timeless, inspiring story."

Robert Mapplethorpe was a controversial and highly influential American photographer, having photographed the likes of Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Peter Gabriel and of course Patti Smith, throughout his career, as well as creating exposure for the underground BDSM scene in New York in the late '60s and early '70s.

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