Viv Albertine, the guitarist with the Slits whose two iconic books on her life Tod of her life was at the core of the British punk movement and her own family life, is to have her life story adapted for a television series.
Her two books 2014’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys and 2018’s To Throw Away Unopened (2018) are to be turned into a TV series by producers Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen and Rachael Horovitz.
Albertine said she was “so happy,” adding that the producers “were sensitive to the extremely personal nature of the work and I knew the books were in the hands of producers with integrity.”
We wonder who will play LTW boss John Robb who is in the second book in the centre of the pivotal and heartbreaking book launch for the first book when he was interviewing Viv when she got the call that her mother was about to die and had to leave the in conversation he was about to conduct and launch event.
The trio heralded “an exciting and exhilarating prospect to re-explore a time when music, fashion, political ideologies and sexuality were turned on their heads … The story of a working-class girl fighting for a place and voice in a restrictive world, Viv’s story is a kaleidoscope of painful truth and witty honesty.”
Woolley is known for producing book-to-screen adaptations including Carol, On Chesil Beach, Great Expectations, The End of the Affair and Interview With the Vampire; he was Oscar-nominated for The Crying Game. Karlsen, his wife, has worked with him as well as helming her own projects such as Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth.