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ResiAlien
2006-11-14, 09:02 AM
I just read a rumor that stated that Johnny Depp has expressed interest in starring as Syd in a biographical film. Anyone heard anything about this? Anyone know how much weight it carries?

seth01
2006-11-15, 02:23 PM
I just read a rumor that stated that Johnny Depp has expressed interest in starring as Syd in a biographical film. Anyone heard anything about this? Anyone know how much weight it carries?

In an article dated June 29, 2005 from comingsoon.net (http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10191):

"Depp also mentioned that when growing up, he dreamed of being a rock and roll guitar player and thought that a movie based on the story of Syd Barrett, original frontman for Pink Floyd, would be a great idea. (This writer agrees!)"

It really would be wonderful if this happens. Depp is such a high-profile celebrity and the extra attention a film like this would bring to Syd, the boys and their music could only be good for the community. (I hope). :o

Keeping my fingers crossed,
Seth.

ResiAlien
2006-11-15, 02:55 PM
Yeah, I found similarly dated articles shortly after posting this last night.

I too hope it happens. I love Depp's work (well... his older work. To hell with Pirates and what have you). I think he could perfectly convey Syd's eccentricity, and he sorta looks like Syd on top of it. Depp is a brilliant actor capable of truly moving performances; he really does embody his characters.

ResiAlien
2006-11-15, 03:01 PM
Just found this:

"Reportedly, a biopic was in the works, with interest from Johnny Depp, before the family categorically refused to negotiate rights."

http://www.rhino.com/rzine/StoryKeeper.lasso?StoryID=889

seth01
2006-11-16, 06:52 AM
Just found this:

"Reportedly, a biopic was in the works, with interest from Johnny Depp, before the family categorically refused to negotiate rights."

http://www.rhino.com/rzine/StoryKeeper.lasso?StoryID=889

That's too bad. :( Thanks for the link.

Seth