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Thread started 05/25/16 10:20am

FUNKYNESS

Is there any way that a Prince biopic could be made that wouldnt blow?

It couldn't be done. Prince is simply too unique. No one could get the look and the behaviour down enough to be believable.

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Reply #1 posted 05/25/16 10:24am

CuddlyBear

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There's probably an undiscovered talent out there that could pull it off. The question is, will the producers bother taking the time to find him.
Christopher damn!
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Reply #2 posted 05/25/16 10:24am

Arbwyth

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FUNKYNESS said:

It couldn't be done. Prince is simply too unique. No one could get the look and the behaviour down enough to be believable.

nod Plus he was such a private person, most of it would be conjecture and flat-out made up random bullshit.

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Reply #3 posted 05/25/16 10:40am

FUNKYNESS

Arbwyth said:

FUNKYNESS said:

It couldn't be done. Prince is simply too unique. No one could get the look and the behaviour down enough to be believable.

nod Plus he was such a private person, most of it would be conjecture and flat-out made up random bullshit.

Exactly

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Reply #4 posted 05/25/16 10:42am

FUNKYNESS

If someone tries it, I hope that dont commit the same sacrilege that the makers of the Nina Simone film did with casting the main character.

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Reply #5 posted 05/25/16 10:50am

TheEnglishGent

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Matt Lucas could pull it off

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Reply #6 posted 05/25/16 11:00am

BlackCandle

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Surely more of a documentary bio-pic like the Ayrton Senna, Amy Winehouse & Kurt Cobain films would be appropriate for such a unique individual as Prince.
"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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Reply #7 posted 05/25/16 11:08am

suomynona

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Hell no.

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Reply #8 posted 05/25/16 11:09am

darkroman

Blow what?

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Reply #9 posted 05/25/16 11:56am

AnonymousFan

It would have to be animated.
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Reply #10 posted 05/25/16 12:01pm

nursev

Who's gonna where those heels hmmm

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Reply #11 posted 05/25/16 12:03pm

SoulAlive

Let's get Bruno Mars to play Prince.....maybe get Drake to play Morris Day lol

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Reply #12 posted 05/25/16 12:04pm

thetimefan

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Who could they realistically get to play P? That's the six million dollar question.
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Reply #13 posted 05/25/16 12:05pm

nursev

SoulAlive said:

Let's get Bruno Mars to play Prince.....maybe get Drake to play Morris Day lol

eek Did u say Drake? Imma say hell naw falloff Hotline Bling falloff

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Reply #14 posted 05/25/16 12:05pm

SoulAlive

biggrin biggrin biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 05/25/16 12:08pm

dreaminaboutu

I just cannot visualize it. How can you capture all that was him? You have to be the right size, the right height and capture the untold number of nuances about his on and off-stage persona.....and then there is the MUSIC. Good luck with that.

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Reply #16 posted 05/25/16 12:16pm

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FUNKYNESS said:

It couldn't be done. Prince is simply too unique. No one could get the look and the behaviour down enough to be believable.

If after a few years a biopic is done I hope his role goes to an unknown actor. I don’t want to see Usher or someone like Jussie Smollet doing a Prince impression for hours on the big screen. I would hope that if anyone tries to make a movie about Prince, they approach it with the same level of perfectionism that he approached his art…but I won’t hold my breath.

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Reply #17 posted 05/25/16 12:19pm

nursev

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He could play Prince...how does he look now? lol

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Reply #18 posted 05/25/16 12:27pm

nursev

What about the orger Xpertluva?

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Reply #19 posted 05/25/16 12:33pm

avajane

No, I don't think Prince would like that and I wish he had a will where he stated that he did not want anyone to use his image for a film like Fred Astaire did.
A documentary would suit him best. I mentioned before that I thought the inspiration behind the Piano and a Microphone tour was that he probably watched some of the music docs this past year, and was inspired to tell his story through music and the memoir was an extension of that. Just read the deleted Ebony interview where he talked about how people try to psychoanalyze you and figure out what your mindset was at that specific time. I believe he had wanted to set the record straight instead of letting someone else do it, but he never had a proper chance to do so.
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Reply #20 posted 05/25/16 12:37pm

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My vote is STILL for Noah Gray-Cabey aka Franklin from "My Wife and Kids"

He's got the look and certainly has the talent.



I'm not sure though if he can play the guitar and dance but he could learn. biggrin

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #21 posted 05/25/16 12:39pm

nursev

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

My vote is STILL for Noah Gray-Cabey aka Franklin from "My Wife and Kids"

He's got the look and certainly has the talent.



I'm not sure though if he can play the guitar and dance but he could learn. biggrin

I was gonna post em but it seems the older he got he just doesnt look like him hmmm

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Reply #22 posted 05/25/16 1:14pm

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No, there isn't. It would cause a worse public outcry than the tributes do! razz lol

[Edited 5/25/16 13:16pm]

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Reply #23 posted 05/25/16 1:40pm

FunkiestOne

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No not really. Most biopics fail and Prince would be especially difficult. "Ray" only worked because you couldn't see his eyes and Jamie Foxx really did give an extraordinary performance. Plus, I wasn't that familiar with Ray Charles so I bought into it.

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Reply #24 posted 05/25/16 1:40pm

Layzie

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I think with the right director, actors, and writers, a biopic for him wouldn't be bad.

Just keep the people at Lifetime and VH1 away. lol

[Edited 5/25/16 13:40pm]

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Reply #25 posted 05/25/16 2:10pm

SPYZFAN1

P's aura is way too big to be captured in a biopic. They tried it with Hendrix and failed miserably.....and who knows what's going to happen with the estate and approval of the music?...I like the docu idea. I thought Amy Winehouse's recent docu was brilliant.

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Reply #26 posted 05/25/16 2:13pm

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SPYZFAN1 said:

P's aura is way too big to be captured in a biopic. They tried it with Hendrix and failed miserably.....and who knows what's going to happen with the estate and approval of the music?...I like the docu idea. I thought Amy Winehouse's recent docu was brilliant.

Co-sign. A documentary like the Amy docu would be great.

At this point I don´t see anyone who´d be able to play Prince, let alone convince his fans.

Prince was too unique.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #27 posted 05/25/16 2:20pm

PeteSilas

i don't know, but definitely not in hollywood, they butcher most of the biopics they make, just totally fuck em up.

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Reply #28 posted 05/25/16 2:22pm

SPYZFAN1

..and not to mention that Hollywood hasn't had an original idea in years. Nothing but remakes.

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Reply #29 posted 05/25/16 2:24pm

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FUNKYNESS said:

It couldn't be done. Prince is simply too unique. No one could get the look and the behaviour down enough to be believable.

I think it would need to cover his early career around the time of his first record deal. The reasons being:

1. He must have been such a fascinating kid.

2. It would make a great story and I can't imagine fitting his entire career in 2 hours.

3. Nobody can play Prince post-1980 without it looking farcical or being nothing more than poor immitation.

4. You need someone who can LOOK, SOUND LIKE, DANCE LIKE Prince...and act. If someone can do that, they aren't in Hollywood yet.

I think the story of his early career could be told well if they found someone talented enough. But beyond that, they would need to spend 20 minutes on each decade and I don't see that happening. There's too much to tell. Each decade would need to be its own movie and frankly, I don't want to see someone play 80's or 90's Prince. The "Slave" period would be an interesting story, but again, only Prince can pull off the outfits and the high heels.

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