You star Hari Nef has been tapped to play trans icon and Andy Warhol’s muse Candy Darling in a new biopic. According to a report from Deadline, the forthcoming feature will be written by Transparent writer Stephanie Kornick.
The film, which was first announced in 2019, is set to follow Darling’s childhood on Long Island leading up to her years as a prominent figure in the New York City art and theater scene.
Transparent’s Zackary Drucker is set to executive produce the film alongside Christian D Bruun, Louis Spiegler and Katerina Wolfe.
In a statement to the aforementioned news outlet, Nef opened up about her excitement for the film and described the role as a dream come true. “The dream was always to play Candy, and it is the honor of my life to get the chance to do it,” she said. “Candy bridged the gap between her dreams and a reality stacked so consummately against her – a transexual glamour girl and indie icon reigning over Warhol’s Manhattan and Nixon’s America. “She burned fast, and bright.