Despite including in his will a clause requesting that no biopic be made of his life, Fred Astaire will be portrayed by Jamie Bell in “Fred & Ginger”. Co-starring Margaret Qualley as Ginger Rogers, the film will explore the couple’s on and off-screen relationship.
Richard Pryor, Your Life is Calling
After successfully acquiring the rights for a biopic on Sammy Davis Jr, MGM has won an auction for the film rights of a Richard Pryor biopic. This would seem to sound the final death knell for the long-planned biopic that was going to star Mike Epps as Pryor.
"Where's the rest of me?"
Filming is currently underway on a new biopic about actor turned President Ronald Reagan, with Dennis Quaid in the title role. Reagan has previously been portrayed by a diverse range of actors including Tim Matheson, Alan Rickman (!?!) and James Brolin.