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Danny Boyle to direct Sex Pistols TV series

Danny Boyle to direct Sex Pistols TV series

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Why the Sex Pistols?

The Sex Pistols

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What will the show cover?

Steve Jones

Who’ll be playing the Sex Pistols?

Anson Boon, Maisie Williams and Toby Wallace

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An onslaught of biopics

Jennifer Hudson films a scene from Aretha in New York

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  • Respect – anAretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, who was hand-picked for the role by the Queen Of Soul herself.
  • Elvis- Baz Luhrman’s film sees Austin Butler filling Presley’s blue suede shoes and Tom Hanks as the star’s combative manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
  • Faithfull – The inside story of Marianne Faithfull’s much-publicised relationship with Mick Jagger, with Lucy Boynton in the title role.
  • Untitled Madonna film – scripted and directed by Madonna herself, with the star promising it would depict her “struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world”.
  • The United States vs Billie Holliday – which explores how the blues singer was targeted by the FBI over political messages in her music.
  • Teddy Pendergrass – Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson will star as the 70s R&B singer, whose career was tragically cut short by a car accident.
  • Bob Marley – The star’s son Ziggy is producing a film about the reggae legend’s life for Paramount pictures.
  • The Power Of Love – Valérie Lemercier directs and stars in this French-language film inspired by the life and career of Celine Dion.

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Source: BBC 

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