JOHNNY ROTTEN's Autobiography To Be Adapted For The Big Screen

SEX PISTOLS frontman Johnny Rotten (a.k.a. John Lydon) is adapting his classic autobiography for the big screen, according to NME.com.

Rotten is reportedly working on the project with director Penelope Spheeris, whose credits include "Wayne's World", "The Decline Of Western Civilization" and "Senseless", and production company Panacea Entertainment.

Although there is no news as yet on release dates or casting details, interest in the project has led to the book, "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs", being reissued. The new edition will be published in January 2004, ten years after the book first came out.

Regarded widely as the definitive account of the rise and fall of the SEX PISTOLS, "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs" includes contributions from former PISTOLS Steve Jones and Paul Cook, plus key figures such as Chrissie Hynde and Don Letts.

The book's controversial title comes from a sign outside a hotel at which the band once stayed.

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