30 Best Biopics Currently In Development

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    • Jareth64

      Sep 26th 2013, 11:08

      Hmmmm... I'm not so sure biopics really work. They were going to do that with Ayrton Senna (with Antonio Banderas), instead very correctly heading for a documentary. The result was stunning. Documentaries are the way to go, I think. Still, feel free to prove me wrong, directors!

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 26th 2013, 12:27

      Johnny Depp as Dr Seuss? Nah, has to be David Strathairn.

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    • SiMan

      Sep 26th 2013, 13:07

      A Pele film would be interesting, but surely Maradonna is the one that a better film could be made about.

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    • peperumblesack

      Sep 26th 2013, 14:16

      Steve Harvey should definitely play Richard Pryor.

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    • craigmustdie

      Sep 26th 2013, 16:34

      I saw that pic of Dr Seuss and thought they'd be mad to cast anyone other than David Strathairn, good call (he says, kinda patting himself on the back along with it)

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    • conlethh

      Sep 27th 2013, 8:49

      I think Donald Glover should play Pryor, he looks just like him on Ed Sullivan.

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    • awoman

      Sep 27th 2013, 16:01

      30 biographies: 6 are women: 4 singers, 1 actress, 1 writer(s). Sad that women's stories and women's lives don't seem to interest people who greenlight movies.

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    • rakel

      Sep 27th 2013, 17:48

      This list omits the forthcoming biopic about the famous black scholar, sportsman, lawyer, actor, singer, civil and political rights activist, Paul Robeson, one of the most talented and accomplished men in American history, and a figure of international renown in the 1930's-50's. He was a man for all seasons of Shakespearean qualities, and on his death he was eulogized as "a giant amongst the Lilliputians." The son of a slave who became a preacher, Paul was the graduating class valedictorian at Rutgers and attended Columbia Law School. He was an All-American college football player (Hall of Famer) and professional player at the beginning of the NFL. He became a popular singer, and stage and screen actor, at home and overseas, setting a record for his performances in "Othello" on Broadway in the 1940's, and appearing in many films. He also entertained for the troops during the war as part of the USO. He was a powerful orator and an outspoken opponent of racism (Jim Crow and apartheid), fascism, colonialism, and McCarthyism, at a time when these forces where virulent and powerful. He took these stands well before the civil rights movement of the 1960's, and at great risk to his person and reputation. Because of his left-wing views he was subjected to extensive surveillance and harassment by the FBI, had his passport confiscated by the State Dept. until it was returned as a result of a US Supreme Court decision, and effectively blacklisted by many in the 1950's. He appeared before red-baiting, witch-hunting HUAC in the 1950's and triumphed over it, refusing to betray his principles or friends. The picture, entitled "Robeson," is being produced by Four Stars International, in association with another coy, and stars the outstanding British stage and screen actor, David Harewood, in the lead role. David has played Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr., amongst his many credits, and received an award in 2012 from Queen Elizabethr for his sevices to drama. The Robeson biopic should be released in 2014.

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    • BenTramer

      Sep 28th 2013, 19:04

      The life of Marc Bolan of T.Rex would make an amazing biopic. He was the first superstar of the post-Beatles era in the early 70s. His huge rise, massive fall, drug, alcohol, tax exile problems and tragic early death have all the elements of a good movie.

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    • anglee

      Nov 5th 2013, 23:48

      One biopic that is not listed is the Dinah Washington project. I have been working on for a years and finally have a writer attached. Fingers crossed that HBO comes on board and we get Jill Scott, who is on the top of my list.

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