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Zosia Mamet, Shoshanna from 'Girls,' to play Patti Smith in biopic 'Mapplethorpe'

Actress Zosia Mamet, seen here on Jan. 22,

Actress Zosia Mamet, seen here on Jan. 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah, will star as Patti Smith in upcoming film. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Hunt

Zosia Mamet confirmed this week that she will be taking on the role of Patti Smith in an upcoming biopic.

The film, "Mapplethorpe," will be about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (to be played by actor Matt Smith), according to Deadline Hollywood. Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith were together for numerous years both romantically and as friends, as Pitchfork reports. Smith also depicts their relationship in her award-winning 2010 memoir, "Just Kids."

Mamet posted an Instagram photo of the real Smith and Mapplethorpe Wednesday, thanking the writer and director of the film, Ondi Timoner, "for the honor & opportunity to play" one of her icons, the actress and musician said.

Deadline Hollywood reports that filming will begin this summer and will be backed by the Mapplethorpe Foundation, a nonprofit organization that represents the photographer's work.


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