Tilda Swinton Ready For Nico

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 16th 2005 02:05PM

"Asylum" and "Young Adam" director David Mackenzie has selected Tilda Swinton to play Nico in his upcoming biopic from a script by David and Janet Peoples (Blade Runner) according to Suicide Girls.

Nico (born Christa Paffgen) was a fashion model, actress, and composer. She is best known as the female lead vocalist (along with male lead Lou Reed) on the 1967 debut album by the American rock and roll band, The Velvet Underground.

The date and location of Nico's birth are disputed. Most sources state October 16, 1938, Cologne, Germany. However, at least two other sources have put her birth date at March 15, 1943, in Budapest, Hungary. She died in 1988.

Thanks to 'Daniel'