As music bios go, this one looks to be very entertaining and interesting: Plans are underway to make a biopic about the life of late Motorhead bassist and frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
The film titled ‘Lemmy,’ has Motorhead’s manager, Todd Singerman, and Steffan Chirazi listed as the executive producers, and will cover Lemmy’s entire life, including his childhood in Stoke-on-Trent, time as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and brief stint in Hawkwind.
Director Greg Oliver, said, “Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true … not because he was embracing rock ‘n’ roll cliches, but because he was creating them.” He explained further, “Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. But behind that steely-eyed facade of rock ‘n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lionhearted man who stayed the course and never gave up playing the music that made him happy. We’ve been carefully developing this biopic since 2013, making sure to stay true to Lemmy, Motorhead band members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and all the other folks that played important roles in Lemmy’s life. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”
The executive producers added a statement: “It is a story of immense cultural importance. If his absence has taught us anything, it is that he was more unique than anyone could ever have known because no-one touches the quality and sheer freedom of the man.”
‘Lemmy’ hopes to start production in early 2021, but that’s contingent upon when the movie industry starts up again after COVID-19. Early reports are that the film will be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.