2017 Biography Movies
- 91 mins
The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.
- February 18th, 2017
Britney Ever After, starring Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears, will bow on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT.This latest Lifetime biopic follows the tumultuous story of the pop icon: her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers.Britney Ever After is produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers.Leslie Libman (Manson's Lost Girls) directs from a script from Anne-Marie Hess.
Shannon Lee, daughter of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, announced that his legacy will be brought to the screen in a new feature film, the first to be made with his family's full involvement in the production.
A biopic about the operatic star, Maria Callas.
The film would be based on 2002’s Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, co-written by Simmons and Nelson George, which chronicles Simmons’ career, particularly the creation (with Rubin) of the legendary hip hop label that defined rap in the 80s. We’re told it would focus on the early years of Def Jam, and how hip hop grew from an underground sensation into a dominant and pivotal voice of culture and change.
- July 13th, 2017
Enzo Ferrari biopic.
Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to star in Grand Theft Auto, a true-life account of a fight between the creator of Grand Theft Auto and a Miami lawyer who wanted to ban video game violence. Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the British co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind GTA as well as games such as Max Payne and Red Dead. He is credited in popularizing GTA into one of the video game world’s biggest franchises but also amping up the violence quotient.
- May 17th, 2017
"I Am Heath Ledger" provides an intimate look at Heath through the lens of his own camera, with a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage, as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagant in gesture and in action. Through these personal home movies, we get a rare glimpse into his true character - demonstrating his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life.
The film features interviews from those who knew Heath best including close friends, family members, and industry peers, such as actors Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, and Emile Hirsch, directors Ang Lee and Catherine Hardwicke, musicians Ben Harper, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), N'fa, and Grace Woodroofe, and the Ledger family. "I Am Heath Ledger" recounts his fabled rise to the pinnacle of the Hollywood dream and the indelible mark he left. Not only did he cut a path for himself, but Heath often championed other talents and artists whose voices he thought deserved to be heard. The documentary also showcases his most memorable moments on screen from his beginnings in Australia to the heights of his Hollywood achievements.
From his early hit films such as "10 Things I Hate About You," to "The Patriot," to "Monster's Ball," to his award-winning and critically-acclaimed role as Ennis in "Brokeback Mountain," Heath was a remarkable talent whose work ethic, ambition, and integrity catapulted him to Hollywood's elite. But his most iconic role, his Academy-Award(R) winning performance, The Joker in "The Dark Knight," truly speaks to his profound talent as an actor. The documentary goes behind-the scenes of the shooting of "The Dark Knight," as Heath morphed into the psychotic criminal-mastermind that will live in cinematic lore forever.
- 95 mins
A romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of melanoma.
A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome.