Lord and Miller Really Want to Make This Hall & Oates Biopic From the Afterparty [Exclusive]
In our interview, Miller revealed that the idea for this Hall and Oates biopic has been part of that story for a long time — long before films like “Bohemian Rhapsody” made big money at the box office. “What was funny was that it was an idea I had in the original script from ten years ago, before this music biopic boom happened,” he told us. said. It’s a perfect throwaway scene, but it’s also just goofy enough to have the potential to grow. Have the filmmakers thought about extending it to a real movie?
Apparently yes. Lord called the Hall and Oates biopic “one that I really hope we can make one day”, and Miller also said that he and Lord realized, “Oh man, you could make a real fun movie.” The pair also revealed that many of the footage from the shoot didn’t make it into the more restrained final cut. “We tried to put him in there,” Lord said. The clip we see, featured during a report on the star’s death, is stuffed full of excellent jokes and terrible wigs. Tatum appears as a curly-haired John Oates, smashing a vinyl record against the wall in a demonstration of what the pair need – a smash hit. Franco, as Xavier, is a hilarious Daryl Hall who is suddenly struck with inspiration for the song “Maneater.”
The clip is unfortunately cut before we can catch Tatum and Franco’s Hall & Oates’ cover (“You go high, I’ll go to the same level,” Franco’s Hall orders impatiently as they prepare for the new song) . Xavier’s entire biography is a comedic highlight of the show, from the news roll saying he’s already played for 69,420 fans to his other key role in a big-screen adaptation of “Hungry Hungry Hippos.” But the Hall and Oates biopic, titled “Private Eyes,” is the satirical gem at the top of the story.
“We had so much fun shooting with them both,” Miller told us, “and there’s more things we’ve shot that didn’t make it into the show because it was irresponsible.” This description only makes us more curious as to what was left out of this hysterical sequence. We’d love to see a full “Private Eyes” movie, but if Lord and Miller are too busy with other projects, we wouldn’t say no to a Tatum-Franco music video either.
“The Afterparty” is currently streaming on Apple TV+, with new episodes dropping weekly.