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Adam Ant struggling to find lead for biopic


Eighties star Adam Ant is struggling to cast the right actor to portray him in his energetic punk days for a new biopic.

The "Goody Two-Shoes" singer started out on the punk scene in London in the late 1970s, before finding fame in the charts with a string of pop hits. He is now planning a biographical film based his life before he became a star, but admits he can't find the perfect actor to play him.

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He tells Britain's Daily Star, "Getting someone who can portray how physical I was during the punk days is tough.

"James Franco and Jude Law were mentioned but I won't let anyone play me unless they can handle the danger and sexuality of those early days.

"I want it to focus on the punk era rather than when I became a success, that's when it was most interesting. It's a bit mundane once you're on [defunct British music show] 'Top Of The Pops.'"

Jan 6, 2013 12:59PM

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Jan 6, 2013 12:33PM
Adam Lamert?, Michael Pitt, James Franco, joseph gordon-levitt, Christian Bale are maybes, but it really needs someone much younger.  He was a teenager in late seventies.  So, are there any edgy,  no holding back actors out there.  Could Robert Pattinson pull this off, could Liam Hemsworth?  Who are "the" young male actors out there?  I miss Heath Ledger.
Jan 6, 2013 9:47AM
Just get a young, unknown kid with lot's of energy. Any seasoned actor is going to be too old to play him besides he was only around for a cup of coffee back then. He is way over valuing his impact on pop culture and should take what he can get.
Jan 6, 2013 9:24AM
How about David Spade? We laughed at him alot, too.
Jan 6, 2013 9:09AM
What about Johnny Depp?  Adam Ant should not be so arrogant about it. He hasn't been in the news in a long time...maybe he should take it and shut up a bit. 
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