Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein to helm forthcoming Heart biopic

'Because of COVID, it slowed everything down'

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein is writing and directing a biopic about fellow Washington rock band, Heart.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Lyndsey Parker, Heart’s Ann Wilson announced that Brownstein, who also starred in Portlandia, would be helming a biopic for Amazon alongside producer Lynda Obst.

“I can’t tell you all about it, because it’s still bering written right now,” Wilson explains. “I saw the first draft of [Brownstein’s] script, and it’s really cool.”

So far, a handful of actresses have been considered to play her and her singer Nancy, and apparently Anne Hathaway expressed interest in playing Ann, “but I don’t think she’s exactly right for it.”

The forthcoming movie will follow the Wilson sisters’ childhood and Heart’s first two decades as a band, finishing off in the early ’90s.

“That’s still in development right now,” Ann explains. “Because of COVID, it slowed everything down. But it’s definitely coming along.”