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Philip Seymour Hoffman wanted for Daniel Johnston biopic?

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by: GATW Guest Writer
March 22nd, 2010

Daniel Johnston

In an interview with Pedestrian.tv, David Miller announced that he is currently developing a narrative biopic based on the life of musician Daniel Johnston. The film has not been cast yet, but one of the names being tossed around is Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Hoffman would play an older Daniel Johnston with Gabriel Sunday playing the young Johnston. Sunday is the star of Miller's previous film MY SUICIDE which has gained much buzz at various film festivals and will see a release in September of this year.  It is rumored that Johnny Depp and John C. Reilly have both expressed interest in the film as well.

David Miller calls the project an “epic superhero story” adding that it won't cover the same material as the compelling documentary, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON.  Despite his battles with mental illness, Johnston has won the hearts of many with his unique brand of lo-fi music. A prolific songwriter, he released his 44th album last year. Johnston is also an iconic artist as well, his most recognizable creation being "Jeremiah the Innocent"  which has been featured on various merchandise including mugs, apparel, etc. The large "Jeremiah the Innocent" mural located at 21st & Guadalupe Streets in Austin, TX is one of the city's most impressive landmarks. 

With such big names expressing interest in the film, it seems like this will definitely make it to the screen. I can't wait until the final cast is confirmed and I'm expecting big things from this one.

Source The Guardian

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