Benedict Cumberbatch says a Radiohead biopic would be “quite a weird film”

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Johnny Greenwood stars in actor’s new film ‘The Power of the Dog’

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After befriending guitarist Johnny Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch has discussed the possibility of starring in the Radiohead biopic.

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next film of actor dog power, created by Greenwood, where he played cowboy Phil Burbank, who runs a ranch in Montana with his brother George (Jesse Plemons).

talking to Granthshala, Cumberbatch recalled his “weird” first meeting with Greenwood and Thom Yorke, when he saw their performance. small village At the Barbican in 2015.


,[Radiohead producer] Nigel Godrich and Edgar Wright came to visit me small villageCumberbatch said. “They came backstage later and we had a good, long conversation.

Johnny Greenwood performing with Radiohead. credit: Andrew Benz/Redferns

“I said to Nigel: ‘I’m a huge Radiohead fan, I don’t think any guy would want to come and see Shakespeare?’ So Johnny and Thom came over one night and later we talked backstage.

“I was really nervous because it wasn’t a good performance, so I looked down at the field in embarrassment. But they were too — and Thom was murmuring: ‘Yeah, we’re really big Sherlock fans…’ It was happening all over the place, all looking at our shoelaces. It was so weird!”

However, with his passion for music, will the actor ever star in a musical biopic? rocket Man Or Bohemian Rhapsody,

“There are some rock stars I want to play,” Cumberbatch said. “But I don’t think that will happen and I’m not going to say who. You have to guess.”


Asked specifically about Radiohead, the actor replied: “Oh, I don’t think they want to make a movie out of their lives. That would be quite a strange film, love them the way I do. No. “Not at the moment, but you know, we’ll see. Look at this place.”

Cumberbatch has a busy schedule ahead, starring in biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wayne and two marvel projects Spider-Man: No Way Home And Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,

dog power Will release on Netflix from December 1.

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