Matt Smith And Zosia Mamet Join Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic

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has been tapped to play the role of legendary photographer in the Ondi Timoner-directed biopic MAPPLETHORPE. Joining Smith is , who will portray Mapplethorpe’s best friend and former lover .

The film will be produced by Timoner along with and . The project is backed by the Mapplethorpe Foundation and will be co-represented by and UTA. Production is expected to start this summer.

Mapplethorpe rose to fame for his avant-garde photography. He died in 1989 at the age of 42 from AIDS. His life is the subject of the documentary Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures, which premiered at the Sundance Festival.

Smith is best known for playing Doctor Who in the wildly popular BBC series. He can be seen in the forthcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with Lily James. He is currently filming The Crown on Netflix, where he plays Prince Philip opposite Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth. He can also be seen in the horror Patient Zero later this year with Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci.

Starting on February 21, Mamet can be seen in the fifth and final season of Girls on . She also stars in Todd Solondz’s film, Weiner-Dog, which premiered at Sundance.

Smith and Mamet are repped by UTA.

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Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
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