Willem Dafoe to Play Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s Biopic

Willem Dafoe is your new Vicent van Gogh. Marianna Massey/Getty Images

Via Alanna Martinez, The Observer

Artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel has finally cast the titular role for his forthcoming biopic, titled At Eternity’s Gate, about post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh—and I feel slighted. Despite my pleas that Schnabel consider Modern Family‘s van Gogh-lookalike Jesse Tyler Ferguson for the part, the director has instead announced that the sunhat wearing, ear-chopping, cypress tree-obsessed artist will be played by Willem Dafoe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. WM


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