Soon to join the ranks of Prince and Freddie Mercury biopics, Michael Jackson will be hitting the big screen! The upcoming biopic of the King of Pop has been approved by Jackson’s estate. Just film it! It is sure to be a thriller.
In recent years, biopics have taken Hollywood by storm. Rocket Man (2019) depicted beloved singer Elton John in all his glory. It stood standing as a box office hit. A worthy foe to Paramount’s predecessor Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) which grossed nearly 100 million dollars in box office revenue. If biopics are sitting on the drawing board, now is the time to get them to theaters!
Lets take a look at other artists we’d all love to see make the big leap to a biopic.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the young singer/songwriter became an international pop sensation known for toe-tapping dance floor music and… Eclectic fashion. Now 33, the singer has toned down her style a bit and still thrives in the music and film industry. Stefani Germanotta has known her fair share of hardships. Facing bullies in college and doubters in the industry, she fought through to fame and launched herself into stardom with an incredible success story.
Music fans would love to see Lady Gaga walk the red carpet again. With her role in A Star Is Born, one might wonder if she would portray herself in an upcoming movie. Nothing would excite fans more.
We will not survive without a Gloria Gaynor biopic. The famous soul singer, born in Newark, New Jersey, had her first recording at the age of 13! At 13, I got an A on my science test so you know… Blessed. Despite early success, it wasn’t until later in her career that she had her first hit song. Gloria would go on to cement her place in the Grammy Hall of Fame and serve as an inspiration to young singers and performing artists for generations to come.
How has a movie NOT been done solely on Gloria Gaynor? It’s hard to say. But with fellow Motown singer Aretha Franklin getting a movie of her own, it’s possible to think Gloria Gaynor may be getting her bid soon enough.
Some might not recognize this musician’s name. But his story lives on in myth and infamy. Robert Johnson wasn’t much of a musician growing up. It wasn’t until one fateful midnight, when legend has it, the soon-to-be talented musician went to the crossroads and sold his soul to the Devil. The reward? An ability to play the guitar like no other.
This legend has been retold in movies such as O’ Brother Where Art Thou but has rarely made an appearance in film alone. What more could one ask for? A claim to fame. A deal with the Devil. And a young star’s soul taken too early at the young age of 27. It would be a sin not to dedicate a biopic to Robert Johnson.
The second pop star on this list, Katy Perry, her given name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, transitioned to fame with songs such as ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and ‘Hot N Cold’. At a young age, Katy found herself rebelling against social constructs of her everyday life: strict parents and school cliques. Katy aimed to stand out from the crowd. She moved to LA before the age of 18 and found herself stricken with poverty. Today, she is one of the most recognizable singers in the industry, with hit songs ‘Firework’ and ‘T.G.I.F.’.
Katy Perry is still young, but she has a life deserving of a biopic. A movie of her life would be a hit with teenage rebellion and career struggles. A movie about Katy might prove to be inspirational and teach young audiences about perseverance and the importance of being unique. We think most fans might agree and would love to see Katy take the big screen!
Who else is excited for Michael Jackson’s movie? We know we can’t wait. It can’t come soon enough! Heh-heh!
Which performing artists would you like to see biopics about? Leave your opinions in the comment section below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPop on Twitter!