February 21, 2018

Dreamworks Plans Acapella Group Biopic

"The Vow" helmer Michael Sucsy is attached to helm a biopic about a cappella group Straight No Chaser for Dreamworks Pictures and Anonymous Content. The group was formed in 1996 and consists of ten Indiana University students. The group played venues such as Wrigley Field and Carnegie Hall, but the members disbanded three years later. Years … [Read more...]

Yoda From “Star Wars” Gets A Biopic?

While J.J. Abrams is occupied with "Star Wars: Episode VII," Disney Pictures is reportedly developing scripts that could be used for spinoff features focusing on various supporting characters. The Zack Snyder-directed "Seven Samurai" rumor was quickly shot down a few weeks ago, now AICN has posted a bit of speculation. This rumor claims the first … [Read more...]

Julia Stiles Joins Mary Pickford Biopic

Julia Stiles has joined the cast of "The First," Jennifer DeLia's biopic about Mary Pickford. Mary (played by Lily Rabe) was one of the early Canadian pioneers in Hollywood and went on to found the United Artists studio with other stars including Charlie Chaplin. She also had a troubled marriage, blighted by the alcoholism and insecurity of her … [Read more...]

Elwes To Direct Kit Lambert Biopic

Cary Elwes is set to make his directorial debut on a presently untitled biopic of Kit Lambert, the famed rock impresario and manager of The Who. Lambert discovered The Who when he was trying to make a film about a young London band. He and Chris Stamp pushed Townshend to take The Who into more experimental avenues, the result is seminal rock … [Read more...]

Fox Plans An Epic “Arminius” Biopic

20th Century Fox has picked up Frank Moll's historical epic script "Arminius," a biopic about the Germanic chieftain. Arminius trained as a Roman warrior before defecting back to his homeland. At just 25 years of age he managed to unite the separate German tribes and lead them into the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. Said fight annihilated an … [Read more...]

Cumberbatch, McGuigan Do Epstein Biopic

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch and director Paul McGuigan are re-teaming for a biopic about The Beatles' iconic manager Brian Epstein for Playtone. The story will not deal with the band but Epstein himself, a closeted gay gambler and addict who signed the band in 1961. He was also a brilliant visionary who helped guide them to international … [Read more...]

RZA To Direct Genghis Khan Biopic

Wu-Tang Clan frontman turned "The Man With the Iron Fists" director RZA is already moving onto his next gigs with two more feature projects in the works. First up, he's signed on to direct John Milius’ long in development epic biopic about the ruler of the largest empire the world has ever seen - Genghis Khan. The story will be told from the … [Read more...]

Joe Wright To Direct A “Houdini” Biopic

"Atonement" and "Anna Karenina" filmmaker Joe Wright is reportedly in discussions with Lionsgate-Summit about directing their controversial Harry Houdini biopic "Houdini" says The Los Angeles Times. The film is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman's 2006 biography of the famed illusionist, a book that has become famous for insinuating that … [Read more...]

Staff Change On Jeff Buckley Biopic “Boy”

While "Greetings From Tim Buckley" premiered in Toronto recently, the other (and officially sanctioned) Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" still hasn't made it into production. Now, Showbiz 411 (via The Playlist) seem to have discovered one possible reason why - a reshuffling of personnel behind the scenes. At last report a few months ago, … [Read more...]

Pitt Joins Pickford Biopic “The First”

Michael Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire") has signed up to star in the Mary Pickford biopic "The First" says The Press Association. Mary was one of the early Canadian pioneers in Hollywood and went on to found the United Artists studio with other stars including Charlie Chaplin. Pitt will play Owen Moore, the first husband of Mary (Ryan Simpkins). … [Read more...]