Mapplethorpe: trailer for Matt Smith’s new movie

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Matt Smith plays Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic, and the UK trailer has landed.

The latest film to add to Matt Smith’s CV is Mapplethorpe. This one’s a biopic of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and it’s been directed by Ondi Timoner. Timoner co-wrote the screenplay with Mikko Alanne, and it’s in turn based on a screenplay by Bruce Goodrich.

Alongside Smith in the cast for the film are John Benjamin Hickey, Mark Modes, Hari Nef and Marianne Rendon. And the film has picked up distribution in the UK courtesy of Signature Entertainment. The company will be releasing the movie on digital HD on September 23rd.

Here’s the trailer for the film, with the synopsis the other side of it…

And finally, that synopsis reads as follows…

Matt Smith stars in this shocking biopic chronicling the journey of the infamous ‘bad boy’ photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Following him as an artist growing up in 1950’s Queens, New York, as he relentlessly pursued a career in fine art, gaining recognition as one of the world’s most important photographers of our time until his untimely death in 1989. Much like his personal life, Mapplethorpe’s work was often considered scandalous. This is a bold, heart-breaking and versatile look at one of the most controversial artists of this century.

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