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5 Best Rocker Roles In Movies - Jay Baruchel to star in REBEL KIND

Jay Baruchel is set to play iconic punk rocker John Armstrong, aka Buck Cherry, frontman of 1980s Vancouver-based band, "The Modernettes. in a new biopic. Variety reports that Baruchel will star in The Rebel Kind, which was written and will be directed by Reg Harkema (Monkey Warfare, Leslie, My Name is Evil) The story will chronicle “the emergence of the city's punk-rock scene via a successful band that throws in the towel, realizing the deep cost of pursuing superstardom.”

Baruchel is great in comedies, but this casting definitely goes against type for him. Then again there are some other actors that I can think of that have been cast in punk roles that have gone against type to an extent.

Here is our list of the 5 Best Rocker Roles In Movies:

Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo, The Descendants) as Stevo in SLC Punk! He also played a punk-type character in Hackers.

Sean Penn channeled his Robert Smith look for This Must Be The Place. While I have not seen it yet, this seems like a interesting role for Penn, and a must-add to this list.

Gary Oldman as Sid Viscious in Sid and Nancy

Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens in La Bamba

Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways


I am still having trouble seeing Baruchel rocking out in this role, but who knows. What are your thoughts on this casting news and this list?

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