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28 October 2021

Duran Duran Biopic “Under Discussion”, Says Drummer Roger Taylor

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A Duran Duran biopic is in development, according to drummer Roger Taylor.

Following the success of recent biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody for Queen and Sir Elton John’s Rocketman starring Taron Egerton, it seems Duran Duran could be next in line for the Hollywood treatment.

Speaking to The Sun, Roger Taylor has said the band have looked at numerous scripts for a potential film and expects something to materialise “in the next few years”.

“It’s something that is under discussion,” Taylor said regarding a Duran Duran biopic. “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.”

Asked if there are any actors they’d like to see involved, Taylor said: “I would want a really good Hollywood actor to play me.

“It would have to be someone who’s on the cusp of their career, who’s got the right look, the right vibe and that’s going to take some time to find I think.”

Duran Duran – now comprised of Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor – were formed in Birmingham in 1978. They’ve released 15 studio albums in total, with their latest, the acclaimed Future Past having been released last week (October 22). The band’s latest features collaborations with Tove Lo, Ivorian Doll, CHAI, Giorgio Moroder, Erol Alkan and Blur’s Graham Coxon.

Last month, the band headlined the London leg of Global Citizen Live 2021. The charity gigs, which are aiming “to defend the planet and defeat poverty”, took take place in numerous cities across the world during a 24-hour broadcast and livestream on 25 September.

Duran Duran led the London Global Citizen Live alongside Kylie Minogue, while Eurovision winners Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic and Rag’n’Bone also performed in the capital.

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