Sir Rod Stewart is soon to get a biopic centered around his colorful life and illustrious career, following the likes of Freddie Mercury and John Elton. They also had their life story portrayed on the silver screen. The film is untitled yet. It is being overseen by Stewart’s long-time manager, Arnold Stiefel. Reportedly, Stiefel has already discussed the project with scriptwriters. But do you want to know why Rhys Ifans won’t portray his role in the highly anticipated biography?
The Meat of the Movie
While Elton’s biopic Rocketman had his sexuality and substance abuse as one of the key plot points, Rod’s movie will be centered around his reputation as a party animal and a womanizer. According to insider sources, Rod Stewart has always had a gorgeous woman as his arm candy. He has been wholeheartedly a party-lover, with ample wild experiences.
The source further added that his love life is spicy enough to make for a three-hour movie. Besides, Sir Rod Stewart had lived through a world that destroys so many. However, he managed to sail through without losing his charm and popularity. This is the kind of happy ending Hollywood loves! We have a different piece of news for you today, though.
Why Rhys Ifans Has Turned Down the Role?
Actor Rhys Ifans has backed out from the role of Rod Stewart in the latter’s biopic as he feels he is too old for the role. The music legend had previously expressed his keenness at having Rhys Ifans play him in the film about his life. But the Notting Hill star feels he is “long post” his “sell-by-date” to essay the role of the Maggie May hitmaker.
The disappointing update by Rhys Ifans has left several fans upset who were looking forward to witnessing the Welshman play the lock legend in this biographic movie. However, Rhys is still eagerly awaiting to see how Sir Rod’s life is played out on the big screen. He feels Rod’s life has the perfect elements for a big-screen drama. He added that he feels it would be a great film.
Sir Rod Stewart’s Vision About His Biography
In 2020 Sir Rod first let it out in a media statement, that he wants to have a movie made about his life. Thereafter, he had picked Rhys Ifans as the actor of choice, adding that the Welsh star would need to change his hair to match his shocking blonde locks. According to him, Rhys is a “very good idea” to play the musician, but he needs to fix his barnet.
He also said that it would flatter him to have a film made about his life and hoped it would be at par with the likes of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which had Rami Malek essaying the role of the legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The singer went on to mention that if it doesn’t happen, he would be cool with it but would indeed be flattered if at all it gets made. The Baby Jane singer had previously said that his son Alistair, 15, was interested in portraying Stewart’s teenage self, as the father-son duo share a remarkable facial resemblance.
Rhys Ifans’ Career At a Glance
Besides being an actor, producer, and singer, Rhys Ifans was the former frontman of Welsh rock music bands The Peth and the Super Furry Animals. He is best known for his roles in Notting Hill, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Enduring Love, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1, The Amazing Spider-Man, and so on. He also played Hector De Jean in the Epix thriller series Berlin Station seasons and Mycroft Holmes in the CBS series Elementary.
Sir Rod Stewart’s Career At a Glance
Rod Stewart is the superbly popular British rock and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer. The genius was born and brought up in London. Knowing for his distinctive raspy voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With 16 top ten singles in the US to his credit, Stewart has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He boasts of 10 number one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, 6 of which climbed up the charts to reach number one.
Some of his most celebrated albums include Atlantic Crossing, Every Picture Tells A Story, Never a Dull Moment, A Night on The Town, Foot Loose, and Fancy Free, and so on. In 2020, Stewart made headlines for all the wrong reasons by getting involved in an alleged fight with a security guard, along with his son Sean. He was charged with battery for this episode, which took place at a Florida resort on New Year’s Eve.
It is also interesting to note that Rhys Ifans had previously dated Stewart’s daughter Kimberley. What’s more? Having been the founding member of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals, he also boasts a musical experience of his own.
Now that he has backed out of the film, only time would tell who is roped in for the role!