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KISS Biopic Is ‘Definitely Happening’: PAUL STANLEY Comments On Who Should Play Him

Paul Stanley talks KISS biopic.

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke to Download host Kylie Olsson about the upcoming KISS biopic “Shout It Out Loud”. The film, which was picked up by Netflix, will be directed by Joachim Rønning, whose credits include “Kon-Tiki”, “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with a script by Ole Sanders.

“It is definitely happening,” Paul said about the film (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “And that’s gonna be really interesting. The script was really good. And we really waited until we felt comfortable.

“Look, you get once chance to do it, and I would rather not do it than do it half assed or poorly,” he explained. “Our director is the real deal. He did ‘Maleficent 2’, and he’s not some hack; he knows how to make movies. It should be great. Casting hasn’t begun yet. But that will be interesting too.”

Asked which actor he would like to play him in the movie, Stanley said: “And I will tell you this: for casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. When people get asked these kinds of questions, they’ll say, ‘Oh, Brad Pitt,’ or this one or that one. Well, those guys are in their 50s or 60s, so you’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them. But as the casting process goes on, I’ll certainly be there and watching. It’ll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I’ll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast.”

“Shout It Out Loud”, which will have close cooperation from bandleaders Stanley and Gene Simmons, will be a co-production of Mark Canton’s Atmosphere Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The film will be produced by Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment, Leigh Ann Burton through Opus 7, Courtney Solomon, David Blackman and Jody Gerson through Universal Music Group, KISS’s longtime manager Doc McGhee through his McGee Entertainment, Rønning, and Simmons and Stanley. Atmosphere’s Dorothy Canton and David Hopwood are the executive producers.

KISS’s current lineup consists of original members Stanley and Simmons, alongside later band additions, Thayer (since 2002) and drummer Eric Singer (on and off since 1991).