Who Should Play Sir Richard Branson In New Movie?
Who should play Branson in the movie? Whoever it is should be willing to recreate some of Branson's most infamous stunts and be equally comfortable in drag as riding in hot-air balloons. My choice, British actor Paul Bettany. He's got the look and the athleticism and I think he could capture Branson's brilliant wackiness. That's not Branson's choice though. In an interview recently when answering the question of who should play him in a movie of his life he choose "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson because "he's English ... and he's young!"
Branson meanwhile has entered the world of film production with his new company Virgin Produced. His first project is with McG, a "300-style" movie based on the voyages of Christopher Columbus.