August 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm #191950
“Straight Outta Compton” deals with music history from not that long ago (late 1980s-early 1990s). At the time, could we have guessed they’d leave the kind of lasting legacy that would warant a biopic? Are there any artists right now (in film, TV, music, etc.) who might warrant the biopic treatment 20 years from now?
Of course, I’m anxiously anticipating the Oscar-winning Zayn/One Direction drama. 😉 Though that’s probably more likely to get one of those shoddy “Saved By the Bell”-style Lifetime treatments.August 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm #191952
Kurt Cobain seems like an obvious, if probably uninspired, answer.August 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm #191953
Seriously, though I think Lady Gaga would make an interesting biopic.August 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm #191954
Kendrick Lamar is one that i would like to see.
I think a Jay-Z/Beyonce biopic could be interesting.August 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm #191955
Plot twist: the actor who plays him wins the OscarAugust 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm #191957
It’s super weird to think about now, but I could see a Lindsay Lohan biopic happening in like 30 years. She was one of the biggest child stars around and played the lead in one of the biggest cult classics of my generation. Once it’s been long enough that her career definitively either revitalizes or crashes and burns and we can look back on her peak a little more fondly, it could happen.
Also think a Heath Ledger biopic is pretty likely once another 10-20 years have gone by. Just think about the “making of the dark knight” scenes there would be.August 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm #191958
I would say someone like Caitlyn Jenner. But then, isn’t that basically Transparent?August 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm #191959
I could see a Rihanna biopic happening, mainly because of the Chris Brown drama and her Caribbean roots.August 17, 2015 at 2:45 pm #191960
- Warren Beatty and Annette Beatty parenting a transgender child.
- Angelina Jolie facing her health crisis
- Michael J. Fox continuing on with a progressively debilitating illness.
Those three sound like Oscar bait to me.August 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm #191961
I think there will definitely be one about Britney Spears at some point. From such a huge rise to stardom and with a particular focus on her breakdown. I could imagine it ending a bit like What’s love got to do with it? as Britney makes her extremely succesful comeback with CircusAugust 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm #191962
A proper Obama biopic has Oscar written all over it.August 17, 2015 at 4:13 pm #191964
Plot twist: the actor who plays him wins the Oscar
So Dane DeHaan wins the Oscar? Haha
This needs to happen ASAP.
It could be a film about the making of “Titanic.” Leonardo DiCaprio would be played by Dane DeHaan, and Kate Winslet would be played by Kate Winslet, because she looks exactly the same. 🙂