Patti Smith Working on JUST KIDS Screenplay With Gladiator Writer
Patti Smith can do it all.
An award winning author and bonafide rock star, she is gearing up to work on the screenplay for “Just Kids.”
Smith is teaming up with playwright John Logan to put together an adaptation of her memoir “Just Kids.” Smith’s book chronicles her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe as the two experienced the New York City music and arts scene. Logan’s previous feature film work includes contributions on “Gladiator,” “The Aviator,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Rango.”
“Just Kids” has spent 37 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 27 different languages. Smith’s accolades include receiving the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture in 2005, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.