According to Indiewire (who quote Screen Daily), Brit production company Film4 is prepping a biopic on Joe Strummer. It’s tentatively titled Joe Public, and Paul Viragh will write the screenplay. So, who should play Strummer? Consequence of Sound writes, “Please no James Franco,” but it’s unlikely that the company behind 24 Hour Party People, Trainspotting, and This Is England would have an American play Strummer, even though, as you can see from the above photo, Franco and Strummer do sort of look alike. Two ideas: the Social Network’s Andrew Garfield (who plays Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, and who attended the City of London Freemen’s School, like Strummer), or maybe Bright Star actor Ben Whishaw. But please, no Robert Pattinson.
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