GG Allin Getting a Biopic from ‘Lords of Chaos’ Filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund

    Titled GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die., a biopic centered on controversial punk rocker GG Allin is on the way from director Jonas Åkerlund (Lords of Chaos), THR reports this afternoon.

    The Hollywood Reporter notes in their announcement, “The producers have acquired Allin’s life and music rights, and have a script written by Richard Schenkman (Mischief Night).

    GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die. is said to explore “what happens to a borderline personality when the reach for fame exceeds the limits of talent… when substance abuse goes unchecked and mental illness undiagnosed and untreated… and when a fictional character takes over a real person’s life, driving GG beyond limits anyone could possibly endure.”

    “Allin was a cult and fringe figure in the 1980s punk scene that became notorious for his outrageous acts on stage, notably defecating on stage and sometimes hurling it at his audience,” THR reminds. “His shows frequently ended in chaos and violence and he found himself frequently arrested and imprisoned. Allin fell headlong into booze and drugs while putting out albums — punk, spoken word, and country — mostly on cassette in the 80s.”

    “This is exactly the type of real and raw story I am looking for and this film explores the ugly belly of the beast and how Kevin Allin came to be GG,” said Åkerlund in a statement. “Punk was already a genre about pushing limits, expanding on musical genres and the definition of artistic expression. At a time when punk was thought to be dead, sold out or too raw to survive, GG came into the scene bleeding, pissing, and sinking like no punk before. Live. Fast. Die. is about a sick person who should have asked for help. GG’s strong persona was a gia, but this borderline personality disorder was not treated, and killed him.”

    Producers are Don Murphy and Susan Monford of Angry Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

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