Variety reports that a biopic on Debbie Harry is in the works, and that the starlet in talks to portray the Blondie singer is one Kirsten Dunst. It’s a role that’ll take more than kissing Spidey and being a party-girl French queen, so we wanna know if you can think of someone more fit for the job. Gwen Stefani, maybe? Depending on how you define “fit,” we’re leaning toward Elisha Cuthbert — ’cause she seems to have what it takes.

 

Comments (58)
  1. Dunst is a troll with disgusting teeth.

  2. moody  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    G Wrote

    “Dunst is an angel with cute teeth”

  3. moody  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    G Wrote

    “Dunst is an angel with cute teeth”

  4. Alvin  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    “It’s a role that’ll take more than kissing Spidey and being a party-girl French queen…”

    Er, what? This is Debbie Harry we’re talking about here, for christ’s sake, not Emma Bovary.

  5. Alex  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Great call on the Elisha Cuthbert casting. She’d be fantastic.

  6. Memememe  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Team Elisha

  7. Paul  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Yeah, I’ve thought this for a long time and just stopped short of making a post exactly like it a month or two ago. Me and Gum share brainz!!

  8. tk.  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    I’m with Elisha on this one, too.

  9. Team Elisha

  10. Matthew  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Elisha would be amazing, at least visually. Young Debbie and Elisha are somewhat similar in appearance. Can Elisha play a rock star, that’s the question.

    Kirsten Dunst? EW. NO. She’s looking worse and worse, these days. And she just seems like she’d be terribly annoying in the role. But, of course, they’ll probably cast her. If only we could convince them…

  11. vreen  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    umm… ashlee simpson. definetly.

  12. They better use the Ted Bundy, (almost) picking up Debbie with his seatless yellow VW, scene…or else I’ll go on a rampaggio!

  13. sarah sarah  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Kristen Bell aka Veronica Mars could do it. Although she may be too short/petite.

    Plus, she did pretty decent karaoke version of “One Way” in Season 1.

  14. Elisha played “rockstar” in that weezer video, and that didn’t turn out so hot. But yeah better her than Dunst, i say.

  15. Stephen  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    I never got this anti-Kirsten Dunst trend. No she’s not a goddess like some women in Hollywood, but she’s got the girl next door quality. That said, she definitely isn’t as beautiful as Debbie Harry in her prime, but she could still play the part, as could Cuthbert.

  16. ian  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    But doesn’t playing a singer like debbie harry entail actually singing. Sure the look is important, but then again zooey deschanel is playing janis joplin, despite looking nothing like her. I actually haven’t been able to think of anyone, the closest I got was mandy moore, who did one way or another on her coverage cd, and kind of looks the part.

  17. Blu  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    Yeah, I can picture Cuthbert lip-synching ‘Heart Of Glass’ more convincingly than Dunst.
    Did Ray and Walk The Line inspire the idea for this biopic?

  18. Goon  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    i dont hate Kirsten Dunst because she looks one way or another. I hate her because she cant act (and is also clearly a dunce if you’ve ever seen her interview)

  19. ajaku  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    If Elisha could act, then sure.
    I say, stick with teen flicks and Weezer videos.

    The role would not suit Kirsten at all.

    But then…who could do it?

  20. Samuel L Jackson for the Bob Marley biopic. Ya Mon!

  21. Mike  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    kirsten dunst is such a shit choice. elisha all the way…although, i’m not a blondie fan nor do i know anything about debbie harry, but if she was a no talent drunk whose tits were always falling out, then my vote would be for tara reid.

  22. ian  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2006 0

    courtney love and debbie harry kind of look alike too, but courtney might be to old to be in this movie.

  23. let’s get the nico bio-pic first, then blondie.

  24. I am really sick of these biopic movies.Hollywood must be running out of ideas.I like Kirsten but she does not look like Debbie nor would fit the role of a Rock goddess like Debbie Harry!

  25. nick  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    one way or another, the amount of puns in this thread are going to get me, get me, get me… LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF!!

    HEY-O!

  26. person  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    ohoho. paris hilton.

  27. Molly  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    I pick Keira Knightly. I know she is english – but the U.S accent really ain’t that much of a challenge.

  28. Molly  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    I pick Keira Knightly. I know she is english – but the U.S accent really ain’t that much of a challenge.

  29. Molly  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    I pick Keira Knightly. I know she is english – but the U.S accent really ain’t that much of a challenge.

  30. nick  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    i was thinking someone like keira knightly. my only reservation is her being english, but american accents aren’t that hard to master. anybody agree?

  31. Scarlett.

  32. I actually love Kirsten Dunst. Scarlett Johannsen would be good, too. I bet I spelt her name wrong.

  33. kiera knightly  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    oh, i’d love to do it!

    american accents are easy, all you have to do is sounds stupid and drunk!

    blimy!

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  35. Niggie Smalls  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Kelly Carlson maybe?

    Dunst looks pretty good, with a good bra.

  36. do do bird  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Seriously, Stereogum. You’ve always been there for me. Remember that time when my mom wouldn’t give me the car keys, but you totally dropped all of your plans to give me a ride to the concert. That was awesome.

  37. the nico bio-pic is currently in production with tilda swinton as nico. i think.

  38. i looked at imdb. i was wrong. erm… just ignore these last 2 posts.

    a movie i’d like to see would be “iggy and bowie – the berlin years”

    but who to cast?

  39. jl  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Mena Suvari.

  40. nick  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    to those suggesting scarlett: does she really need to be in ANOTHER movie?

    how about a blonde zooey deschanel?? she can sing. she’s gorgeous.

  41. Interesting point to consider: Deborah Harry’s not a natural blonde, and, aside from the color of their hair, none of these actresses look all that much like her.

  42. Samuel L. Jackson should play Debbie Harry.

  43. Stephen  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Has anyone noticed that Scarlett just isn’t that good of an actress? She’s kind of one note…a hot note, to be sure, but still only one note.

  44. r*obox  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Drop Dead Gorgeous is an awesome movie.

  45. well Dunst can sing. You can hear her over the end credits of The Cat’s Meow –she sings beautifully.

  46. paper  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    she’s relatively unknown, but there’s an actress named agnes bruckner that if you did her hair right looks a lot like blondie

  47. Dirtysweet  |   Posted on Oct 25th, 2006 0

    Perhaps the chick from The Raveonettes? Sharin Foo it’s her name I think.

  48. Devin  |   Posted on Oct 26th, 2006 0

    a movie i’d like to see would be “iggy and bowie – the berlin years”

    but who to cast?

    Brilliant! No need to recast, they can play themselves.

    but kind of already done… velvet goldmine.. kind of.

  49. ryan b.  |   Posted on Nov 1st, 2006 0

    I don’t know her name and I sure don’t know if she can act, but the girl who fronts The Like can sure sing and look the part.

    If we’re voting though, put me down as anti-Dunst (not usually but definitely for this) and pro-Cuthbert (not necessarily for this but just in general).

  50. Dan  |   Posted on Nov 3rd, 2006 0

    Kirsten Dunst would be a horrible choice to play the hottest rock chick in history. I don’t think she has the edge, quirkiness and charisma for such a role but I’m sure all of these young hollywood starlets would pursue getting this role to the end because they’re obsessed with fashion and a movie on Debbie Harry would be a huge punk and new wave fashion fest! My choice would also go to Elisha Cuthberg cuz she is hot and looks like Debbie more. I even think Mischa Barton or model Amber Valleta would be good too, just not Dunst. Michelle Pfeiffer would have been a good choice for this role when she was younger. I wonder who they would cast to play Andy Warhol in this movie?

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