EXCLUSIVE: Independent, Fernando Sulichin breathe life into Stooges doc, the director’s next film.

Jim Jarmusch’s documentary on The Stooges has found new backing from Fernando Sulichin’s New Element Global and a sales home in UK outfit Independent, which is launching the project in Cannes.

ICM Partners, who represent Jarmusch will handle North American rights. Carter Logan (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Limits of Control) produces.

The long-term passion project for the Only Lovers Left Alive director is already in production and features interviews with Stooges frontman Iggy Pop.

The currently untitled film will present the context of the iconic band’s emergence musically and culturally, and relate their adventures and misadventures. Additional contributors are being kept under wraps. 

Financier Sulichin, who recently produced Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, has also exceed features including Spring Breakers and The Killer Inside Me.

Jarmusch commented: “I like to think of our film as both an unconventional portrait of, as well as an open love letter to, one of the greatest and most primal rock bands of all time.  We’re very proud to work with Independent, ICM and New Element on this project.” 

Independent’s Andrew Orr commented: “It is no coincidence that Kurt Cobain, Jack White and The Sex Pistols have all referenced The Stooges as a cornerstone influence. The combination of one of the greatest independent filmmakers and one of the most explosive, dangerous bands of all time is going to be a real treat.”  

Independent’s Cannes slate inlcudes comedies What We Did On Our Holiday and Bill, Carol Morley drama The Falling and family feature A Bollywoof Tale.