Our friends at Pedestrian.TV landed a scoop-filled interview with father-son filmmakers David and Jordan Miller last night in Sydney, Australia, discussing their new film My Suicide, a “self-inflicted comedy” currently on the festival circuit, as well as their next project: a Daniel Johnston biopic.
First off, My Suicide, which was scored by Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life) with a few pieces by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, managed to get a Radiohead song approved for use by the band. “[W]hen Radiohead agreed everyone pretty much agreed,” said David Miller. So who is everyone? Devendra Banhart, Bright Eyes, MGMT, My Morning Jacket, TV On The Radio, Rocky Votolato, Animal Collective, the Pixies, and more. Wow.
The Daniel Johnston biopic is still in its very early stages, but Miller was able to leak a few intriguing details about the developing project. Gabriel Sunday, the star of My Suicide, will direct and star as a young Johnston, though he may not be playing the older lo-fi legend, as both Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly have expressed interest in the role. Johnny Depp is being considered for the role of Johnston’s older brother, Dick.
Biopics about my favorite musicians make me nervous as a fan, but this is quite the potential team! Can’t wait to follow this project as it develops.