Corey Taylor Says Tom Hardy Would Be Perfect As Him In Slipknot Biopic
Corey Taylor, the face and voice of Slipknot, has recently been musing on the intriguing possibility of a biopic about the iconic metal band. He’s even gone so far as to identify the actor he believes would be a perfect fit to portray him: Tom Hardy. In an interview with Metal Hammer, the frontman shared that Hardy’s rugged, no-nonsense approach to acting aligns with his own raw, unfiltered style on stage.
Last year, Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan had spoken to NME about the prospect of a Slipknot biopic. At the time, he expressed his frustration over the industry’s pressure for such a project. Crahan, who has directed a slew of Slipknot’s music videos and several documentaries about the band, has always insisted on having creative control over any potential film. He’s been approached with countless ideas but remains steadfast, wanting to ensure that the band’s story is told accurately and authentically.
Crahan’s position was clear: if he weren’t involved in the creation of the film, then it wouldn’t receive his stamp of approval. Furthermore, he also emphasized that every member of Slipknot deserved equal representation in the biopic. Each member is an integral part of the band’s story, and it wouldn’t be complete without including them all.
Going back to Taylor’s recent comments, he sees Hardy as an actor capable of capturing his fiery passion on stage. He admires Hardy’s fearless, scrappy style of acting, which he feels resonates with his own approach to music. It’s the kind of passion that makes him want to rip off his mask and scream in everyone’s faces. It’s an intensity that Taylor believes Hardy could convincingly bring to the screen.
The Slipknot frontman’s words on Tom Hardy:
“If I had to do it at my age now, I’d probably say Tom Hardy. He’s scrappy and just doesn’t give a f*ck – he’s one of my favorite actors. I could see him pulling off the passion I’ve got when I just wanna rip the mask off and scream in everyone’s face.”
Overall, the concept of a Slipknot biopic is certainly compelling, and it has the potential to be a powerhouse film with the right creative control and casting. If the project does take off, Hardy’s potential involvement—as endorsed by Corey Taylor—could provide an authentic and electrifying portrayal of one of the most influential frontmen in modern metal.