With the success of movies such as My Week With Marilyn, it is no surprise that biopic rumours are spreading fast in Hollywood. But which ones are true and which ones are false? It’s time to play my favorite game Fact or Fiction!
1) Harry Styles to star in a flick about Mick Jagger?
Though Harry’s publicist hasn’t confirmed whether he’ll be staring in this flick it has been confirmed that a film about Mick Jagger is in the works. It’ll be called Exile On Main St. in honour of the Rolling stones’ tenth album. The movie will revolve around the Rolling Stones’ frontman and guitarist Keith Richards and will be produced by Richard Branson.
2) Taylor Swift stars in a movie about Joni Mitchell?
The rumours are true! Taylor Swift has been in talks with Sony for months but still hasn’t been officially ask to play the role. I guess only time will tell. The movie will be based on Sheila Weller’s book Girls Like Us, a biography of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon. The crew will consist of Katie Jacobs’s (director), John Sayles (scriptwriter) and and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (producer). Along with Taylor, Alison Pill auditioned to play King. Though the Sony pic hasn’t received the green light yet, it’s set to start production later this year.
3) Zooey Deschanel as Loretta Lynn?
This is a fact! However, it’s not a movie. Zooey Deschanel will be playing Loretta Lynn in a new musical stage show based on the country star’s life story. The 80-year-old singer has been working on a Broadway show based on her 1976 autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter for a while now. Lynn specifically chose Deschanel as the star and her warm feelings are mutual as Deschanel called Lynn her hero.
4) Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix?
Don’t believe everything you read as this rumor is definitely false. Experience Hendrix, the family-owned institution in charge Jimi Hendrix’s estate, stopped the production of this film. They even released a statement saying: “Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. The family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation.” Maybe next time?
5) Rihanna as Whitney Houston?
Once again, false. Rihanna denied the rumours on MTV. In fact, a film based on Whitney’s life isn’t even set up for production. It’s all talk! Whitney’s producer Clive Davis even shot down the rumours. “There is no truth to this,” his rep said. “Clive is not putting together a biopic.” Well I hope Whitney does get one eventually because she deserves to be remembered.