Syd Barrett movie with Johnny Depp?

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Syd Barrett movie with Johnny Depp?

Post by generalhooha » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:54 am

Depp also mentioned that when growing up, he dreamed of being a rock and roll guitar player and thought that a movie based on the story of Syd Barrett, original frontman for Pink Floyd, would be a great idea. (This writer agrees!)
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=10191

Could somebody elaborate on this?

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Post by Jujufloyd » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:23 pm

Depp wanted to make this movie for 3/4 years now, but after Syd's death, the Barrett family refused Depp to make this movie.

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Post by alma » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:23 pm

I read somewhere that there were plans of making a movie about Pink Floyd and Johnny Depp was supposed to play Syd Barrett. It would be interesting to think about which other actors would be casted ...

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Post by David Smith » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:24 pm

A film about Syd wouldn't be too bad in my opinion, but i reckon Johnny Depp would be an awful lead for it. Good enough actor, but i reckon his style of acting is far to vain to possibly play Syd.

Maybe i'm just biased though cause i can't stand mr Depp

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Post by Syd'sSexy » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:26 pm

My major concern with this proposed film is the screenwriter and his/her information source(s). If the film ever does come to fruition, I hope it is not a sensationalized bunch of bullshit, making Syd appear to be some psyched out, maniacal nutcase.

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Post by Dark_Globe » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:54 pm

If there is ever to be a film made about the syd barrett story, I hope it is a sensitively made independent British-made production. (made without Hollywood interference or actors)

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Post by Syd'sSexy » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:10 pm

Agreed 100% Dark Globe. I think a British-made docudrama would be best. BTW welcome to the forum! :D

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Post by 2066 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:29 pm

Johnny Depp is kind of old to be playing Syd, don't you think?

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Post by narcissus » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:37 pm

This is fairly old news, and although I think Johnny Depp is great, he is admittedly a bit too old at this point; I mean, when Syd was Depp's current age, he was a vastly different (physically as well as mentally)person. By the way, there have been other names thrown around to play Syd in a film, including Casey Affleck and Adam Brody.
Even more ridiculous are the bits I've read about Ashton Kutcher playing Roger Waters (!) and Leonardo DiCaprio playing David Gilmour (!).

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Post by Dark_Globe » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:39 pm

Nice to be here.
And yes Johnny Depp is a bit old to be playing Syd (though he does wear his years very well) but even aside from that he's just not the right man for the job. And dont get me started on his english accent..! (sounds like he learned it from watching Keanu Reeves in 'Dracula')

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Post by Dark_Globe » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:44 pm

narcissus wrote:This is fairly old news, and although I think Johnny Depp is great, he is admittedly a bit too old at this point; I mean, when Syd was Depp's current age, he was a vastly different (physically as well as mentally)person. By the way, there have been other names thrown around to play Syd in a film, including Casey Affleck and Adam Brody.
Even more ridiculous are the bits I've read about Ashton Kutcher playing Roger Waters (!) and Leonardo DiCaprio playing David Gilmour (!).
There's no reason that the actor to play Syd should have to be
(a) famous and (b) american.
Gary Oldman was unheard of when he was cast as Sid Vicious.
And having an unknown face in the role would have the advantage of not bringing all the associations of the celeb who may be playing it.

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Post by narcissus » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:54 pm

Dark_Globe wrote:
narcissus wrote:This is fairly old news, and although I think Johnny Depp is great, he is admittedly a bit too old at this point; I mean, when Syd was Depp's current age, he was a vastly different (physically as well as mentally)person. By the way, there have been other names thrown around to play Syd in a film, including Casey Affleck and Adam Brody.
Even more ridiculous are the bits I've read about Ashton Kutcher playing Roger Waters (!) and Leonardo DiCaprio playing David Gilmour (!).
There's no reason that the actor to play Syd should have to be
(a) famous and (b) american.
Gary Oldman was unheard of when he was cast as Sid Vicious.
And having an unknown face in the role would have the advantage of not bringing all the associations of the celeb who may be playing it.
Oh, I agree completely. If a film even "needs" to be made at all. There are so many ways it could end up disastrous and embarassing. :roll:

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Post by J Ed » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:19 pm

instead of getting Kelso to play roger they should get Stephen Hide
cuz Kelso was always the butt of the jokes when That 70s Gang sat round the basement table,
if he played Roger Roger would be the loser in the group not getting picked up in the van

whereas Hide is the smartass who sets everyone else up as the butt of a cynical joke, his style would do much better justice to Roger
he could even repeat his "theres this car, man, and it runs on water..." routine, or profoundly declare "everything is a scam", and it would fit the character

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Post by my breakfast. » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:53 pm

David Smith wrote:Maybe i'm just biased though cause i can't stand mr Depp

IF you see him in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas playing a bald drugged up dude with Avatars and cigarette in a holder THE WHOLE TIME you do grow to like him.

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Post by cymbaline212 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:30 pm

my breakfast. wrote:
David Smith wrote:Maybe i'm just biased though cause i can't stand mr Depp

IF you see him in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas playing a bald drugged up dude with Avatars and cigarette in a holder THE WHOLE TIME you do grow to like him.
haha, best Depp movie by far!

"Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. A normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow. But he won't know what to make of your blinker signal that says you are about to turn right. This is to let him know you're pulling off for a proper place to talk. It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's."


anyway, please don't let this movie be made! it will be terrible. trust me.