German production outfits Red Beat Pictures and Indigo Filmproduktion have teamed up to acquire the rights to produce Too Tough To Die, a biopic of punk band The Ramones and its late lead singer Joey Ramone, with LA-based Capture Film Inc.

Co-written and to be co-directed by German film-makers Peter Thorwarth (Bang Boom Bang) and Ali Eckert, Too Tough To Die will be produced by Eckert, Michael Helfrich from Berlin-based Red Beat and Christian Becker from Munich-based Indigo. Capture Film, headed by Corina Danckwerts, will co-produce.

The film is scheduled to start shooting in the summer in Los Angeles, New York City and Utah. It is the first feature for Capture Film, the LA-based company formed by Danckwerts, Andrea Balen and Petra Gallasch which is also US representative for the Export-Union Of German Cinema.