Who's Directing Who In A Debbie Harry Biopic?!
Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. We’ve got two stories today that are going to link you over to Film Ick, run by the always-enthusiastic Brendon Connelly. He takes great delight in running down a scoop, and I really like the blog he’s publishing these days. The first link over to his site is about the possibility of Michel Gondry directing a Debbie Harry biopic. At first glance, I didn’t like that idea, but I know her offstage life was anything but the typical rags to riches to rags story, and I actually do think there’s a lot of dramatic potential for Gondry if he is in fact making the film. I’m not sure if Kirsten Dunst is the right person for the part, but right now, this is all rumor anyway. You can read Brandon’s original story right here!
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Jan. 8, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST
Should be Zooey Deschanel...
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST
Is not the right person for ANY part. She is on par with the Green Goblin costume as the 2 worst things about the spider man films. She's unattractive and totally one-note in her line deliveries. The best thing she's done was Interview with the vampire. Debbie Harry is HOT. They should get someone HOT to play her.
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST
She would have been perfect. But hey, what do I know? I'm no Exec.
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
Make him stop. Why doesn't Spike Jonze make a movie or two?
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST
Hot and definitely looks the part.
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST
but...um...huh? she looks nothing like Debbie Harry. kirsten dunst looks more like her, but I don't think she could act her way out of a paper bag (unless it's the paper bag over christina ricci's face). maybe someone that splits the difference, and can act decently, and looks a little bit like harry. dunst is just kind of boring, but oh well<br><br>also, debbie harry is still around and doing stuff. isn't it a little disingenuous to make a biopic about her? she's not buddy holly, for god sake, what is she, 55?
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST
That girl can fucking ACT. She'll need to for the scenes of sucking HR Geiger's cock. Hmmmm that maens Debbie Harry is so Goth.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST
by Call me Kenneth
and Chris Stein is being played by Beau Bridges.
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST
Elisha Cuthbert wins the Debbie Harry lookalike contest, but obviously Kirsten Dunst is the bigger name. Maggie Gyllenhaal...erm, what? In case y'all need reminding, Blondie was HOT. Maggie is...a decent actress. Ahem.
Jan. 8, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST
she is turning 62 this year. I hope you was joking.
Jan. 8, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST
but not the speaking voice. Cuthbert is probably good as well. I vote for Jennifer Shwallenback to play Chris Stein.
Jan. 8, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST
The Maggie Gyllenhaal comments are 100% in keeping with my feeling... But Michel? His involvement makes me very happy.
Jan. 8, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST
Grammar is dead. That's nothing new on AICN, though.
Jan. 8, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Why not Dakota Fanning?
Jan. 8, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST
I've thought for a while that Gwyn Paltrow would make a great Deb.
Jan. 8, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST
Elisha Cuthbert is the obvious choice to play DH as far as looks are concerned. Did everyone here forget that Debbie was super hot back in the 70's and 80's? I actually got a chance to meet her when she filmed Union City Blue. She was a DOLL!!!
Jan. 8, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST
Here is a photo comparison. http://www.bulldogs85.com/comp.jpg
Jan. 8, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST
Someone needs to explain to me why that hidious troll is an A-lister. She's brutally unattractive, has no personality and absolutely no acting talent. She's effectively brought down the quality of every flick she's ever been in. Keep her the hell out of this, Debbie Harry is way too hot and interesting for this sack of garbage to tarnish her.
Jan. 8, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST
Scarlet seems a bit more Debbi Harry to me.
Jan. 8, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
I'd rather have someone who can act even if they don't look like an exact replica of the person in question, than someone who can't act (Dunst, Cuthbert) but who looks closer to the original person. Why? Because a good actor can make me believe in the character on the screen, a bad actor will never be able to do that, no matter what they look like on a purely surface level. People should perhaps be more concerned about them finding someone who can nail the personality and embody the spirit of Debbie Harry, rather than looking for someone who's more picture perfect, but who couldn't act their way out of a paper sack.
Jan. 8, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST
I like Kirsten and Elisha and all, but Maggie just fits. Check her out in "Happy Endings", then try and tell me she can't be Debbie.
Jan. 8, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST
sounded awesome. I interviewed him and he mentioned it. The premise was something like this: There would be actors playing Meg and Jack, and they would be on a little stage. The real Meg and Jack would describe some of their history and the fake Meg and Jack would act it out. I love Gondry.
Jan. 8, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST
As I was just about to put up that subject line myself. 'Who' replaces 'he.' 'Whom' replaces 'him.' go back to school, ya ignorami...
Jan. 8, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST
is a talentless bag of bones. I like Gondry, but if she's miscast as Debbie Harry, then you can count me out.
Jan. 8, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST
Enough. What's next? A Talking Heads biopic with Johnny Depp? Wait - I didn't say that.
Jan. 8, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST
by just pillow talk
Kirsten can't act, but is in fact not gross.
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST
by MC Vamp
Bio-pics mania. Christ, it's getting overdone. Besides the Blondie bio, there's Frodo as Iggy Pop, one or two Ramones projects, and the Motley Crue bio. Jesus, they just keep coming. in 2012, be ready for "NOBODY'S WATCHING ME: THE ROCKWELL STORY," "55: THE SAMMY HAGAR STORY," the cleverly titled "TACO," and the coup de grace "GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE DECLINE OF METALLICA."
Jan. 8, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST
by MC Vamp
"NO PREROGATIVE: THE BOBBY BROWN STORY," "GOOD THING, WHERE HAVE YOU GONE: THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS STORY." "ANYTHING THAT MOVES: THE MARIAH CAREY STORY," "ASSHOLE BEATLES: THE NOEL & LIAM GALLAGHER STORY," AND "SMART RAP DOESN'T SELL: THE Q-TIP SAGA."
Jan. 8, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST
...will you fossils never shut up about Van Halen? Roth is the only person that should ever sing for that band, but he's a lost cause. Eddie's a shriveled corpse, Dave can't sing his way out of a paper dimebag, and the rest of them are a bunch of fat old fucks that you can probably find at Denny's in the early afternoon. Sell your 8-tracks and let it go, for fuck's sake...
Jan. 8, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
Oh yeah! You know I'm right.<br> And I am sick to fucking death of Scarlet Johanson being up for every fucking female roll no matter what the character and age.<br>Scarlet has zero range. She can play herself: early 20s, middle-class background, wise beyond her years, somewhat distant, thoughtful and THAT'S IT! I didn't buy her as trashy and put upon in 'Love Song for Bobby Long', I didn't buy her as an abused ex-gangster's girlfriend in 'Black Dahlia'. I'm not saying there aren't infite parts written for somebody exactly like Scarlet, but that doesn't mean they all are.
Jan. 8, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST
Seriously, who cares?
Jan. 8, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST
Yeah, still don't see why anyone would care.
Jan. 8, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST
You're right - honestly, who the fuck cares? What's next - the Kim Carnes story?
Jan. 9, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST
Or was that Jackée Harry? I get them confused.
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