Rufus Wainwright to write musical biopic based on his own life

Flamboyant singer says 'The Great White Way' will be 'loosely based' on his own life

Rufus Wainwright has announced that he is writing a musical film based on his own life.

The singer revealed that the film, which is tentatively titled The Great White Way, will feature a number of tracks from his back catalogue and is “loosely based” on his own life.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the plans for the musical biopic, he said: “We’re really early in that process. It’s loosely based on my life – very, very loose. Perhaps it’s more of a kind of mythic Rufus that he’s trying to create. It stems from some of my past glories and tragic endings, but it’s by no means a biography of me or anything.”

Rufus Wainwright released his latest album ‘Out Of The Game’ in April of this year. The record features cameos from Martha Wainwright, Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ guitarist Nick Zinner, Sean Lennon, Wilco‘s Nels Cline and Miike Snow‘s Andrew Wyatt, and has been produced by Mark Ronson.

Wainwright tours the UK in support of ‘Out Of The Game’ later this year, playing a total of 10 shows. The shows start at Oxford New Theatre on November 16 and finish at Glasgow Academy on December 14.