2017 Biography Movies

Callas (2017)

Callas

    • Biography

    A biopic about the operatic star, Maria Callas.

    Def Jam/Russell Simmons Biopic

      • Biography

      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.

      Ferrari

        • Biography

        Enzo Ferrari biopic.

        Grand Theft Auto

          • Biography

          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.

          I Am Heath Ledger

            • Biography

            "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...

            Mango - Lifes coincidences

              • Biography

              McQueen

                • Biography

                The movie will be partly based on the 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life And Legend Of A Hollywood Icon, written by Marshall Terrill. The author spent 10 years doing research for the book which follows the actor’s life from small beginnings in the Midwest (Indianapolis) to Hollywood to his death at the age of 50 in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico from a heart attack after cancer surgery. McQueen was one of the first of Hollywood’s elite to look into alternative therapy to battle cancer.

                My Fight/Your Fight

                  • Biography

                  “My Fight/Your Fight” is an inspirational story celebrating the accomplishments of Rousey, who faced extraordinary challenges on her path to glory.

                  New Coke Movie

                    • Biography

                    Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese, the scribes behind Zombieland and the X-Men spinoff Deadpool, next will craft a movie about the disastrous launch of New Coke, perhaps the worst product introduction since the Edsel.

                    Professor and the Madman

                      • Biography

                      The true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary — a tale that delves into madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history.

                      Robin Friday

                        • Biography

                        Claflin will play the lead role of Robin Friday, the controversial and wild English soccer legend who played for Reading and Cardiff, Wales in the 1970s and died tragically at the young age of thirty eight. Friday’s short-lived, but brilliant talent continues to be remembered by his fans, and in 2004 he was voted “all time cult hero” in a BBC poll. He was just as well known for his hedonistic lifestyle off the field and was named #1 in a Channel 4 list of soccer “Bad Boys.”

                        Romeo Is Bleeding (2017)

                        Romeo Is Bleeding

                          • 93 min
                          • Biography

                          Donte Clark's poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of a struggling city. Yet rather than succumb to the pressures of Richmond, CA, Clark uses his artistic perspective to help save his city from itself.

                          Roxanne Roxanne (2017)

                          Roxanne Roxanne

                            • 98 min
                            • Biography

                            In the early 1980s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend as she hustled to provide for her family while defending herself from the dangers of the streets of the Queensbridge Projects in NYC.

                            Sachin (2017)

                            Sachin

                              • 139 min
                              • Biography

                              Sachin: A Billion Dreams is an upcoming Indian biographical film directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka, based on the life of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. It stars Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar and Mayuresh in the lead cast and will be the debut of Tendulkar at the age of 42. The movie not only captures Sachin Tendulkar’s cricket and personal life in great detail but will also reveal a few aspects of his life which have never been heard of or seen before.

                              The Real McCoy

                                • Drama

                                The story centers on bootlegger Bill McCoy, whose life inspired the phrase "the real McCoy," meaning the liquor hadn't been cut.

                                Thomas Edison Biopic

                                  • Biography

                                  This currently untitled biopic will depict the inventor as "a rugged eccentric genius."

                                  Untitled Grateful Dead Documentary (2017)

                                  Untitled Grateful Dead Documentary

                                    • R
                                    • 235 min
                                    • Documentary

                                    This monumental documentary will meld a cornucopia of never before seen performance footage, vintage interviews, and other candid moments unearthed from the Grateful Dead’s vast vaults along with newly captured conversations with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, as well as many other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe. 

                                    Warhol

                                      • Biography

                                      A biopic about the pop artist Andy Warhol.

                                      Welcome to Death Row

                                        • Biography

                                        While Compton chronicles the rise and breakup of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A — a span that covers nearly a decade from the late 1980s to 1996 — and features the group's members Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and the late Eazy-E as the film's three main protagonists, Welcome to Death Row involves the years after N.W.A formed, one of the most explosive and controversial periods in music history. It's an era when rappers like Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur forged mega-solo careers and Death Row...