Nico: According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Mackenzie, who made waves for helming the controversial NC-17-rated Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton, will next direct Nico for Vagabond Films, the company said Wednesday.

Based on the book "Nico: The End" by James Young, the biopic will center on the life of Nico, a model-singer-actress who was part of the Andy Warhol scene in the 1960s. She appeared in Federico Fellini's 1960 film "La Dolce Vita" and was chosen by Warhol to sing with the Velvet Underground. Heroin addiction took over her life, however, and she died in 1988 in a bicycle accident in Ibiza, Spain.

Brian B.