Director/hero Jim Jarmusch (shown nonchalantly sitting with Tom Waits above), has a few exciting projects in the works beyond simply curating one night’s epic lineup at this years All Tomorrow’s Parties: There’s a film, sure, starring Tilda Swinton (!), Michael Fassbender, and Mia Wasikowska (that isn’t “quite financed yet”), but this response to Pitchfork’s proverbial “what’s next?” particularly caught my eye:
I’m working on a documentary about the Stooges. It’s going to take a few years. There’s no rush on it, but it’s something that Iggy asked me to do. I’m co-writing an “opera.” It won’t be a traditional opera, but it’ll be about the inventor Nikola Tesla, with the composer Phil Klein.
Emphasis on the “Iggy” is mine, obvs, as Pop’s backing makes potential for this Stooges doc significantly greater than previous rumored or unauthorized efforts. (Not to mention that Tesla opera might give Terry Gilliam’s Faust opera a run for its money… who knows.) Either way, lots of great news from Mr. Jarmusch. In anticipation, let’s enjoy a clip of his fellow luminary Jack White giving Tesla his due in the following scene from Coffee and Cigarettes: