Celia Cruz Bob Marley Billie Holiday MostAnticipated Music Biopic Poll

first_img Facebook Vote: Which Music Biopic Would You Watch? celia-cruz-bob-marley-billie-holiday-most-anticipated-music-biopic-poll From Queen to Curtis Mayfield to Judy Garland, which music biopic would you be most excited to watch?Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 8, 2018 – 8:39 am For the music lover, a great biopic can show the life and career of an artist beyond what can be heard on the record. With some heavy-hitting legends slated to get the biopic treatment soon, music fans and film fans alike have much to look forward to…Polls Which legendary artist’s biopic would you be most excited to watch? Choices Celia Cruz, Bob Marley & Billie Holiday: Most-Anticipated Music Biopic | Poll Celia Cruz Twitter The music biopic has become an art form all its own, requiring the perfect combination of the actor nailing the portrayal of the artist and the director ensuring the setting of era and scene transport the viewer – it’s a tough task, no doubt. With several recent successful music biopics, such as last year’s N.W.A tale Straight Outta Compton or this year’s Christian group MercyMe film I Can Only Imagine, the stage is set for the next round of great music biographical films.Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek has a lot of steam behind it, with the movie’s trailer premiering earlier this month. The film focuses on the life of iconic Queen frontman Freddy Mercury, and Malek’s portrayal – if the trailer is any indication – is chillingly accurate. The film is set to hit theatres Nov. 2.Back in October of 2017, news surfaced of a biopic on GRAMMY winner Judy Garland featuring actress Renée Zellweger in the leading role. Earlier this year, fans got a sneak peek at Zellweger in character, generating even more buzz for the project. The film, titled Judy, is yet to see an official release date.Earlier this week, rumors of Andra Day possibly playing Billie Holiday in a new film devoted to the legendary jazz singer’s life and career began stirring. Day, a GRAMMY nominee, seems like the perfect fit to capture Holliday’s old soul and staggering talent. With Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (“Empire”) at the helm, the project seems to be in real motion.Few musical icons loom as large as the great Bob Marley. Now, Marley’s son Ziggy is working with Paramount Pictures to bring his story to the big screen. While the project is still in the early stages with no writer, director or producers attached, Marley’s name has become synonymous with the reggae genre and is beyond deserving of a cinematic telling.Last month, the film company Endemol Shine North America optioned Celia Cruz’ 2005 autobiography for a potential television series with producer/director Kenny Ortega on board. The resulting film would show the Cuban singer, known as The Queen of Salsa, in a whole new light.GRAMMY-winning legend Lionel Richie acquired rights to the life story of soul-singing legend Curtis Mayfield back in October of 2017, and a definitive biopic is in the works. With Mayfield’s widow behind the telling of his story, and Richie primed to work with his family to create an accurate and celebratory depiction, this could be one of the best music biopics yet.With so much of music and cultural history wrapped in the stories of these artists – from rock to reggae, salsa to soul – which story would you most like to see come to life on the silver screen?Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Other center_img Bob Marley Judy Garland News Curtis Mayfield Email Billie Holiday Queen last_img

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