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Duran Duran say a Hollywood biopic is in the works

"It is being discussed and we’ve had different scripts and ideas put forward"

By Jen Thomas

Duran Duran pose on a grey background
The band have released an exciting new video (pic: press)

Duran Duran have revealed are working on a Hollywood biopic that will focus on the ‘Girls On Film’ band’s career.

Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John and Roger Taylor are in talks to make a biopic about their lives and careers.

It’s expected to feature everything from Duran Duran’s formation in the late Seventies, the height of their success in the Eighties and their reunion in 2001.

Drummer Roger told The Sun: “It’s something that is under discussion. 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 who could portray him, Roger said: “I would want a really good Hollywood actor to play me.

However, he doesn’t want an A-lister to take the role: “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.”

Recent biopics include ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for Queen and ‘Rocketman’ about Elton John.

Duran Duran returned with their first album in six years, ‘Future Past’, for which they teamed up with Mark Ronson.

The band are currently doing battle with Sir Elton for the number one spot in the charts, with his latest album, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’.

It’s ironic then that the band featured an Elton lookalike for their hedonistic new video for ‘ANNIVERSARY’, alongside versions of Stormzy and the Queen.

Discussing the 20 years since their reunion in 2001, Roger said: “I cannot believe it has all gone so quickly, it has flown by.

“I think I just saw it as a reunion and reunions can be short-lived, often it is hard for people to bed in together again. But the four of us just seem to have something special.

“We don’t really discuss too far into the future. As long as we stay healthy and relatively sane — which we will, we’re all in a good place now — I can see it continuing for quite a while.”

Talking about their latest single, John Taylor said: “‘ANNIVERSARY’ is a special song for us. Obviously, we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way.

He added: “After playing and working together for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’ can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years ago but we do today!