Speaking at the BandLab NME Awards earlier this week, Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon has said that he wants Anya Taylor-Joy to play him in a biopic on the band.
Le Bon was speaking at the ceremony at the 02 Academy in Brixton. At this ceremony, he and Ivorian Doll presented an award for Best Band From The UK Supported By Pizza Express to Bring Me The Horizon.
Last year, drummer Roger Taylor had said that a Duran Duran biopic would arrive in the near future.
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“Apparently there is”
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Simon Le Bon was asked about the possibility of a Duran Duran biopic.
When asked if there was a biopic on the way, Le Bon joked “apparently there is”.
The lead singer was then asked who he would like to portray him in such a biopic, to which Le Bon gave the the simple answer.
“Anya Taylor-Joy” was his reply.
Elsewhere, Simon also spoke about some of the artists that were nominated on the NME Awards night. Speaking about the young artists championed by him on his SiriusXM podcast WHOOSH.
“Bring Me The Horizon are an incredible group, as are CHVRCHES. They’re all fantastic”, he said.
Le Bon also praised Glass Animals and their single ‘Heat Waves’, which he added “was just such an important song”.
On possible collaborations, Le Bon said that the NME Awards ceremony “give you the opportunity to chat with people and find out if you’re like-minded, it’s the kind of thing that can sow the seeds of the collaboration”.
He also spoke about other UK and Irish bands that he looks out for.
“There seems to be real upsurge of songwriting, and more bands actually, less solo artists and more bands,” he added. “Lots of girls singing, lots of female vocalists”.
Ivorian Doll who co presented the award on the night also revealed, “I do keep up with a lot of females, my favourites are Ms Banks, Stefflon Don, and I thought coming here today, I’ve learned about artists I’ve never heard about, so I’m really happy to be here”.
Le Bon On Future Duran Duran Shows
Simon also spoke about upcoming Duran Duran shows.
“We’ve got shows in the UK”, he said. “We are playing shows in York, Hyde Park, as well as two shows at Leicster’s 02 among others”.