Matt Smith is seen shooting scenes as photographer Robert Mapplethorpe on location in New York for the film “Mapplethorpe.”
We thought this sounded like pretty good casting when it was announced. Although the resemblance is not as strong as we had assumed:
Still, we expect that Matt Smith has just the right kind of fuck-you insouciance to make the casting work. It’s always more important in a biopic to get the persona correct rather than the facial proportions.
It seems strange that it took so long for a Mapplethorpe biopic to be made, although we suspect quite a bit of the modern movie audience doesn’t even know who he was.
[Photo Credit: Philip Vaughan/ACE Pictures/INSTARimages]