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Ramones Biopic On the Way, Says Johnny Ramones’ Widow

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Late Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone’s widow Linda thinks the iconic punk band’s legacy is pretty well taken care of, save for one missing thing: a Hollywood movie. Linda isn’t certain if it will be a full-band biopic, or whether it will be based on Johnny’s autobiography, ‘Commando,’ or something else, but she insists there’s something in the works.

“I have offers right now to do a Ramones movie, because there hasn’t been one yet,” she recently told Rolling Stone. “That’s really the only thing left.”

And while Linda admits it would be cool if Johnny Depp played Johnny Ramone — “Of course, everybody would want Johnny Depp to play him, because he’s cool and looks good,” she said — the Hollywood star may be too old for the role. “It has to be someone who’s young – they’d have to be in their twenties, and all the Ramones in their twenties looked like they were in their early twenties, so I don’t know,” she concedes.

But ultimately, she believes the role will go to someone with the right physical attributes. “The hair is important,” she says. “You could never have nobody with curly hair. I know that lets out a lot of people, but it’s true. The hairdo and the stance.”

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