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Biopic News: Wendell Pierce To Play B.B. King

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by micpoc, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. micpoc

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    Came here to post this. So cool. Couple of follow ups below.

    Get 'em Bunk!

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    Liked him in Treme.
     
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    I hope he can play guitar
     
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    I can see that!
     
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    Interesting casting choice. I feel like most of BB lore happened when he was a younger man, but Pierce is not a young guy... makes me wonder what the screenplay will be about.

    anyone know or have ideas?
     
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    This will be great! I always enjoy Mr Pierce’s work.

    I’m looking forward to this!
     
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    I love the premise and story subject and look forward to the biopic. Remember, it’s a movie not a documentary. I assume it’s honoring the memory of BB King
     
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    Yes, it's a 2006 screenplay by Michael Zanetis about his friendship with B.B., and there was a lawsuit around the movie as eight years ago, when Pierce was still the choice as lead. According to the article here, King and Zanetis they met in '77, so King was 52 at the time. Pierce is 57 now.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/bb-king-lawsuit-stop-biography-movie-310075

    I guess they worked it out.
     
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