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Thread started 02/12/17 9:17pm

JabarR74

Artists who are truly desrving of a biopic!

With New Edition having a successful miniseries, Jodeci working on their film and 2Pac's movie coming out soon, which artist(s) you feel should deserve their own biopic in the near future? IMO, there's no one I could think of that is more deserving to have their story told than Exposé. Their story is definitely long overdue to be told.

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Reply #1 posted 02/12/17 11:48pm

Ellie

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Has there been a Deborah Harry one yet?

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Reply #2 posted 02/13/17 12:25am

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Ellie said:

Has there been a Deborah Harry one yet?

There were rumors of a biopic about Blondie but so far it hasn't materialized. Debbie Harry's choice to play herself was Kirsten Dunst. lol Kirsten-Dunst-Debbie-Harry_3.jpg

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Reply #3 posted 02/13/17 1:16am

novabrkr

Maybe Terence Trent D'Arby?

His story is an interesting one. He moved to Europe, was a soldier, a boxer and rose to stardom in the UK. The film could be mostly about his early years, the very short period of time he was a global superstar and then depict his downfall and his "second life" in Italy.

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Reply #4 posted 02/13/17 1:18am

NorthC

Nobody! Of you're interested in an artist, listen to the music, read a book, watch a documentary. Last thing we need is an actor playing James Brown or Ray Charles... Hollywood, leave my favourite musicians alone!
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Reply #5 posted 02/13/17 1:39am

JabarR74

purplethunder3121 said:

Ellie said:

Has there been a Deborah Harry one yet?

There were rumors of a biopic about Blondie but so far it hasn't materialized. Debbie Harry's choice to play herself was Kirsten Dunst. lol Kirsten-Dunst-Debbie-Harry_3.jpg

[Edited 2/13/17 0:25am]

I think the Blondie biopic has been shelved, just like the Marvin Gaye film was. But Kirsten could be perfect to play Madonna.

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Reply #6 posted 02/13/17 9:11am

namepeace

Generally . . . several of the jazz greats -- Satchmo, Duke, Bird, Monk, Coltrane.

Hendrix deserves a proper biopic.

But . . . perhaps NorthC is right.

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Reply #7 posted 02/13/17 10:24am

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TTD

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #8 posted 02/13/17 11:19am

luvsexy4all

KISS....they could use clowns

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Reply #9 posted 02/13/17 12:34pm

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namepeace said:

Bird

Didn't Clint Eastwood make a movie about him?

I like Exposé, but I think they're too obscure for a biopic that has to reach a large enough audience to make a profit. An Exposé movie would probably do less business than The Runaways (Joan Jett), and it flopped. I don't think they're interesting enough for a biopic either. Something like Behind The Music or Unsung is good enough for them. But I do think there should be a movie about Latin Freestyle. That's kinda too broad for a scripted movie, so a documentary would probably be better. As far as a girl vocal group goes, The Supremes is probably the best bet. The Andrews Sisters might have been a good candidate 35 years ago, but today most of the audience that would be interested in them are really old or deceased.

I'd like a biopic about Run DMC, Salt N Pepa, or Beastie Boys and maybe Sugarhill Records. I don't really see the Run DMC one happening, unless it ends before Jam Master Jay's death as I don't think the group and Jay's family would want that on there. Since there was one about INXS, then Duran Duran would be cool, but I wonder if Andy Taylor would sign off on it. I guess others like Robert Palmer's estate would have to approve too, because he was in Power Station.

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Reply #10 posted 02/13/17 12:35pm

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Expose deserves an Unsung but no biopic. How big were they really?

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Reply #11 posted 02/13/17 12:53pm

JabarR74

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I like Exposé, but I think they're too obscure for a biopic that has to reach a large enough audience to make a profit. An Exposé movie would probably do less business than The Runaways (Joan Jett), and it flopped. I don't think they're interesting enough for a biopic either. Something like Behind The Music or Unsung is good enough for them. But I do think there should be a movie about Latin Freestyle. That's kinda too broad for a scripted movie, so a documentary would probably be better.

Exposé's story is long overdue to be told and a biopic can fit it perfectly! Unsung has featured Teena Marie and Jon B., but they were strictly R&B and Behind The Music has been off the air for a very long time, so there's no other outlet for them like that, but a biopic. It can be a TV biopic, just like New Edition's miniseries, but it don't have to be that long, maybe a 3 hour movie at best. Maybe on VH1, just like Jodeci. When I talked about an Exposé biopic, I thought of VH1 doing a movie like that, you were probably thinking that I thought of Exposé's story being on the big screen, I didn't have those thoughts at all/.

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Reply #12 posted 02/13/17 1:06pm

namepeace

MickyDolenz said:

namepeace said:

Bird

Didn't Clint Eastwood make a movie about him?

You're right
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I like Exposé, but I think they're too obscure for a biopic that has to reach a large enough audience to make a profit. An Exposé movie would probably do less business than The Runaways (Joan Jett), and it flopped. I don't think they're interesting enough for a biopic either. Something like Behind The Music or Unsung is good enough for them. But I do think there should be a movie about Latin Freestyle. That's kinda too broad for a scripted movie, so a documentary would probably be better. As far as a girl vocal group goes, The Supremes is probably the best bet. The Andrews Sisters might have been a good candidate 35 years ago, but today most of the audience that would be interested in them are really old or deceased.

As the New Edition and Temptations series showed -- along with the Bessie Smith telepic -- TV is perhaps the best format for these types of bios.

I'd like a biopic about Run DMC, Salt N Pepa, or Beastie Boys and maybe Sugarhill Records. I don't really see the Run DMC one happening, unless it ends before Jam Master Jay's death as I don't think the group and Jay's family would want that on there. Since there was one about INXS, then Duran Duran would be cool, but I wonder if Andy Taylor would sign off on it. I guess others like Robert Palmer's estate would have to approve too, because he was in Power Station.

The beginnings of hip-hop would be great material to cover in a miniseries.

I'm guessing Duran Duran would be at least as interesting as NE.

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Reply #13 posted 02/13/17 1:27pm

SoulAlive

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Nobody! Of you're interested in an artist, listen to the music, read a book, watch a documentary. Last thing we need is an actor playing James Brown or Ray Charles... Hollywood, leave my favourite musicians alone!

I agree with this.I'm getting kinda tired of biopics bored I'm actually a huge fan of Expose,but I don't necessarily need to see a biopic about them.I'd rather just enjoy their music and see them in concert when they come to my area.

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Reply #14 posted 02/16/17 11:04am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Ellie said:

Has there been a Deborah Harry one yet?

There were rumors of a biopic about Blondie but so far it hasn't materialized. Debbie Harry's choice to play herself was Kirsten Dunst. lol Kirsten-Dunst-Debbie-Harry_3.jpg

[Edited 2/13/17 0:25am]

Yes, I could see that happening.

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Reply #15 posted 02/16/17 4:12pm

Dasein

Richard Wagner
John Coltrane

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Reply #16 posted 02/16/17 4:29pm

Comser

Donna Summer
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Reply #17 posted 02/16/17 5:19pm

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Donna's autobiography was very boring, I'm a huge fan but I don't see the cause for a biopic.

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Reply #18 posted 02/16/17 7:02pm

MickyDolenz

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There's supposed to be a real biopic about Dionne Warwick filming right now. LeToya Luckett (from the original lineup of Destiny's Child) is playing her. I don't know if it's theatrical or a TV movie. This is an interview from the summer of 2016, the relevant part is at 2:29.



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Reply #19 posted 02/16/17 7:33pm

SoulAlive

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Donna's autobiography was very boring, I'm a huge fan but I don't see the cause for a biopic.



I totally agree.I love Donna but her autobiography was boring.She left out a lot of stuff.Not sure if it would make a good movie.
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Reply #20 posted 02/16/17 8:30pm

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MickyDolenz said:

namepeace said:

Bird

Didn't Clint Eastwood make a movie about him?

I like Exposé, but I think they're too obscure for a biopic that has to reach a large enough audience to make a profit. An Exposé movie would probably do less business than The Runaways (Joan Jett), and it flopped. I don't think they're interesting enough for a biopic either. Something like Behind The Music or Unsung is good enough for them. But I do think there should be a movie about Latin Freestyle. That's kinda too broad for a scripted movie, so a documentary would probably be better. As far as a girl vocal group goes, The Supremes is probably the best bet. The Andrews Sisters might have been a good candidate 35 years ago, but today most of the audience that would be interested in them are really old or deceased.

I'd like a biopic about Run DMC, Salt N Pepa, or Beastie Boys and maybe Sugarhill Records. I don't really see the Run DMC one happening, unless it ends before Jam Master Jay's death as I don't think the group and Jay's family would want that on there. Since there was one about INXS, then Duran Duran would be cool, but I wonder if Andy Taylor would sign off on it. I guess others like Robert Palmer's estate would have to approve too, because he was in Power Station.

I could see a Def Jam Records movie, similar to Chess in Cadillac Records. The early days of Def Jam with Russell, RUN-DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and Public Enemy.

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Reply #21 posted 02/16/17 10:16pm

Comser

For Donna Summer...it doesn't have to be based on her autobiography
I would want a true accurate account of her life...she went through
a lot....and the soundtrack would be awesome...
In fact I thought Kelly Roland was going to do it at one time
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Reply #22 posted 02/16/17 10:22pm

SoulAlive

Comser said:

For Donna Summer...it doesn't have to be based on her autobiography
I would want a true accurate account of her life...she went through
a lot....and the soundtrack would be awesome...
In fact I thought Kelly Roland was going to do it at one time


a few years ago,there was all this talk about a movie based on Casablanca Records.Justin Timberlake was going to star as label president Neil Bogart.Not sure if this project was cancelled,but Donna was going to be a part of it (Kelly Rowland is a good choice to play her).
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Reply #23 posted 02/16/17 10:34pm

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Well if there's good stuff she didn't write about then that makes a notable difference. I didn't know her story so the autobiography was all I learned of her past.

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Reply #24 posted 02/16/17 10:45pm

lool

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Reply #25 posted 02/17/17 5:33am

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lool said:

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Reply #26 posted 02/17/17 7:10pm

JabarR74

I know Aretha Franklin is trying to get her biopic off the ground as i speak. I hope she does before she leaves us.

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Reply #27 posted 02/19/17 11:24am

SoulAlive

what about a Diana Ross biopic? smile it would be loaded with drama,lol

There was a time when I thought that Kim Fields would be the perfect actress to play Diana

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Reply #28 posted 02/20/17 8:37am

RJOrion

Maurice White
Chaka Khan
Diana Ross
George Clinton
Prince
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Reply #29 posted 02/20/17 2:10pm

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I'd love to see someone give Sly Stone 1969-71 a shot. If anyone can make sense of what actually happened.

**Long shots of Sly in his room with a drum machine out of his mind on PCP for 2 hours**

hmmm

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