Watch: The first trailer for the upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe biopic is here

The film explores the famed photographer's life

The story and life of legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is set to be the subject of an upcoming biopic, Mapplethorpe. Today, the first trailer arrived, and it features Dr. Who actor Matt Smith.

The movie seems to explore his sexual and artistic awakening in New York throughout the 70s and 80s, in addition to his close relationship with ex-girlfriend and rock star Patti Smith. According to the synopsis, the biopic will look at the moments before he moved into the legendary Chelsea hotel with Smith and how he grew as he began photographing its inhabitants.

Watch the trailer for Mapplethorpe below.

Mapplethorpe is set for release on March 1st, 2019.