Duran Duran Bio Pic Discussions Are Under Way

With band members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John and Roger Taylor all involved in negotiations, Duran Duran is currently in talks to make a movie about their career.

If shot, the film would chart the group’s late 70’s formation and their meteoric rise throughout the following decade and their successful 2001 reunion.

Roger, who played drums in such hits as ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ and ‘Girls On Film’, revealed that the group would like rising stars to portray them in the film, stating: “It’s something that is under discussion. It is being discussed and we’ve had different scripts and ideas put forward. We haven’t quite decided on the right one yet. But there are things in development so we will see where they go. We would love to do something like that and I think something will happen in the next few years. I would want a really good Hollywood actor to play me. It would have to be someone whos on the cusp of their career, whos got the right look, the right vibe and that’s going to take some time to find I think.”

The proposed Duran Duran biopic would follow such successful films as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rocketman’ – about Freddie Mercury and Sir Elton John respectively.

The ‘Rio’ hitmakers recently released their latest album ‘Futures Past’ and Roger has suggested that there is plenty more to come from the band, saying: “We don’t really discuss too far into the future. As long as we stay healthy and relatively sane – which we will, we’re all in a good place now – I can see it continuing for quite a while.”

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Samira Khan