The film unit of the BBC is backing a new documentary on Grace Jones.
The BBC’s film division is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and recently announced a series of projects marking its quarter century. Sophie Fiennes has been commissioned to direct Grace Jones: The Musical Of My Life. The film is reported to have been in the works for seven years, and is co-financed by the BFI Film Fund and the Irish Film Board.
The documentary is the first ever film on the former model who rose to fame as a singer in the 1980s, and is described as “a cinematic journey into the private and public worlds of Grace Jones, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences.”