There is a slew of biopics recently, telling the life story of the most famous rock stars. If Guns Nâ Rosesâ bassist Duff McKagan has the chance to turn his life into a movie, he will choose Brad Pitt to play the role.
From the life of David Bowie to Freddie Mercury, there is a lengthy biopic film that recently hit the silver screen. Amid this new trend, will fans once again seeÂ another biopicÂ of another equally famous rock star?
Duff McKagan on biopics and his own possible movie
In an interview withÂ Louder Sound, Duff McKagan revealed what he thought about the recentÂ biopic filmsÂ about the most famous rock icons.
âI donât know,â he said. âI kind of like to have my memories of those people unsullied.â
The 56-year-old multi-instrumentalist admitted that he is a huge fan of Queen. So, when he watched Rami MalekâsÂ Bohemian Rhapsody, he revealed he could have loved it if it were only two hours of a blank screen with their iconic music.
âThere were some obvious factual inaccuracies that I could have pointed out,â he said about the Bryan Singer film. âBut I donât want to be that guy.â
Duff McKagan also sawÂ the Netflix filmÂ about MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e,Â The Dirt, which he found to kind of captured the âdarkness of the â80s Sunset Strip scene.â
âIâm going to watch the Elton John one when it comes out, and Iâve gotÂ Lords Of ChaosÂ on my watchlist,â he continued. âBut, really, I spend my whole life in rock and roll â Iâd rather read a history book.â
But, if ever his music life would be turned into a film, Duff McKaganÂ wanted Brad PittÂ to play the role. âBrad Pitt. Who else?â he exclaimed. âCome on! Iâm joking. I donât know. I donât think about stuff like thatâ¦ so letâs just keep it at Brad Pitt.â
The bunch of biopics about rock stars
There are a bunch of biopics that hit the silver screen recently. Rami Malekâs portrayal of Queenâs iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury, was a big hit. TitledÂ Bohemian Rhapsody, it came out on the big screen in 2018.
In 2019, there was a slew of film biopics based on the music world’s biggest stars. Elton Johnâs biopic,Â Rocketman, was one ofÂ the most highly-anticipated,Â Smooth RadioÂ noted. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, he immortalized the iconic singer-songwriter in a movie played by Taron Egerton.
David Bowie also got his own biopic,Â Stardust. Johnny Flynn played the role of the late rock icon, detailing his life when he set foot in America in the 1970s.
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