GG Allin is getting the biopic treatment. The controversial shock punker, who died in 1993 after becoming a cult figure for his violent live shows, self-destructive stunts and rampant substance abuse, will be the subject of a new film called GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, known for his 2018 black-metal biopic, Lords of Chaos, as well as for being a former drummer of Bathory.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the flick will 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."
"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," Åkerlund said in a statement provided to THR. "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."
Allin notoriously died in 1993 following an accidental heroine overdose. His bizarre life story has previously been told in several documentaries, including 1993's Todd Phillips flick, Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, but if Åkerlund's version is anything like Lords of Chaos, then it'll play more like a traditional film that happens to be based on true events.
A script for Live. Fast. Die. has apparently been written by Richard Schenkman, and the film will be produced by Don Murphy and Susan Monford of Angry Films and MVD Entertainment Group. No release date or trailer has been announced, so keep your eyes peeled.