Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope reprise their roles as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope reprise their roles as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat while filming The Collaboration in Boston

They are known as two of the world’s most interesting artists.

And on Monday, actors Paul Bettany, 51, and Jeremy Pope, 30, stepped into the shoes of the late iconic creatives Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat once again, while filming for their upcoming movie The Collaboration in Boston.

The film is based on the acclaimed play of the same title by four-time Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten – which also starred the actors – and looks into the unique friendship between the two.

Legendary: Warhol pictured in 1984 at Area Nightclub in New York City

Iconic: Paul Bettany (L) stepped into the shoes of the late iconic artist Andy Warhol (pictured in 1984)  once again, while filming for the upcoming movie The Collaboration in Boston

Channeling Basquiat: He was joined by Jeremy Pope who stars opposite him as famous New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

As he was: Basquiat pictured in 1984 at Area Nightclub in New York City

Channeling Basquiat: He was joined by Jeremy Pope (R) who stars opposite him as famous New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (pictured in 1984)

Bettany sported a navy suit over a blue button-up and jeans, paired with a maroon tie and white sneakers for the scene.

The English actor also wore the pop artist’s famous jagged silver-grey wig and silver-rimmed eye glasses.

In one scene he was seen carrying a can of Diet Coke and a brown coat as he walked alongside of Pope.

In character: Bettany sported a navy suit over a blue button-up and jeans, and wore the pop artist's famous jagged silver-grey wig and silver-rimmed eye glasses

In character: Bettany sported a navy suit over a blue button-up and jeans, and wore the pop artist’s famous jagged silver-grey wig and silver-rimmed eye glasses

Trendy: Meanwhile Pope channeled Basquiat - also known as the King of Neo Expressionism - in a mint jacket worn over an orange button up, white pants and brown shoes

Trendy: Meanwhile Pope channeled Basquiat – also known as the King of Neo Expressionism – in a mint jacket worn over an orange button up, white pants and brown shoes

Meanwhile Pope channeled Basquiat – also known as the King of Neo Expressionism – in a mint jacket worn over an orange button up, white pants and brown shoes.

The play is set in 1984, when Warhol and Basquiat were collaborating together. They both died later that decade. 

Basquiat, who had a short but illustrious professional career, is considered to be of the most significant painters of the 20th century as well as a cultural icon. The New York City artist died in 1988, aged 27, due to a heroin overdose. 

Meanwhile Warhol was a visual artist, film director, and producer famous for leading the Pop Art movement and reproducing multiple screen prints of American icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s canned soup.

Collaboration: The drama - directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah - will depict the legendary artists' friendship and see them collaborate on an exhibition; Warhol and Basquiat pose in front of their collaborative paintings at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in NY in 1985

Collaboration: The drama – directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah – will depict the legendary artists’ friendship and see them collaborate on an exhibition; Warhol and Basquiat pose in front of their collaborative paintings at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in NY in 1985

His life was almost ended by an assassination attempt in 1968 by radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas, who shot him at his studio, known as The Factory.

Though he was seriously wounded by the attack, he managed to survive.

The artist passed away years later on February 22, 1987, at age 58, following complications from a gallbladder surgery.

Their roles: The film is based on the acclaimed play of the same title, which also starred both of the actors, and premiered at London’s Young Vic Theatre in February; Pictured in 2022

Pope pictured in 2022

Their roles: The film is based on the acclaimed play of the same title, which also starred both of the actors, and premiered at London’s Young Vic Theatre in February; Both pictured in 2022

The drama depicts how the artists worked together in 1980s New York.

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the original play imagines the conversations and conflicts between the artists as they collaborated on an exhibition. 

The play made its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre in February.

Once production on the film has wrapped, the play will head to Broadway, with December 20 set as opening night, and Bettany and Pope returning to their roles. 

Coming back: Once production on the film has wrapped, the play will head to Broadway, with December 20 set as opening night, and Bettany and Pope returning to their roles yet again

Coming back: Once production on the film has wrapped, the play will head to Broadway, with December 20 set as opening night, and Bettany and Pope returning to their roles yet again