Nico, the late German chanteuse who was among Andy Warhol’s muses and sang with the Velvet Underground, is getting the biopic treatment. The 1960s cult pop culture figure will be played by Denmark’s Trine Dyrholm, winner of this year’s Berlin Silver Bear for best actress.
Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli, known on the festival circuit for her standout debut “Cosmonauta,” will start shooting Nov. 7 in Italy on the film, which is about Nico’s later years, titled “Nico, 1988.”
» Winner of 3 Oscars, 8 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 BAFTA Film Awards, TV Prize, American Comedy Award, Life Achievement Award, Marquee, 2 AACTA International Awards, AFI Award, Honorary Golden Berlin Bear, Silver Berlin Bear, Berlinale Camera, 2 BSFC Awards, 2 Critics Choice Awards, Best Actress (Cannes Film Festival), Capri Actress Award, Capri Ensemble Cast Award, CFCA Award, Honorary César, 2 David’s, Lifetime Achievement Award, Gracie, Woman of the Year 1980, Hollywood Film Award, 2 Audience Awards, 6 KCFCC Awards, 4 LAFCA Awards and others
♦ “No one has ever asked an actor, ‘You’re playing a strong-minded man…’ We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal.”