Though his life has already been the subject of a compelling documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, there’s certainly more to be told about the life of the truly odd and troubled outside musician Johnston, and it seems filmmaker David Miller (My Suicide) is already hard at work on sharing it. Here’s what he to say about the project to Pedestrian, via the Playlist:
“I’ve got a few things going – we’re doing a Daniel Johnston biopic and I’m Producing and Writing and Gabriel Sunday our star [from My Suicide] he’s going to be Directing and playing young Daniel. It’s going to be an epic super hero story and it’s going to be a narrative biopic so it doesn’t really cover any of the same stuff that the famous Devil And Daniel Johnston Documentary that won Sundance in 2005 covers.”
Struggling with mental illness that has had him institutionalized, Johnston has managed to create a truly unique brand of folk music and also become an accomplished painter, so it’s only natural this project would draw the interest of some big-name actors. Hit the jump to hear who Miller says those might be.