Lemmy biopic in the works
The life of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister will be the subject of a new feature film, reports Deadline. Currently titled Lemmy, the film is being made by Greg Olliver who co-directed the excellent 2010 documentary Lemmy. Olliver worked on the screenplay with Medeni Griffiths, and the film is being produced by Motörhead manager Todd Singerman and rock writer Steffan Chirazi.
“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them,” Olliver tells Deadline. “Marlboro Reds and Jack Daniel’s for breakfast, speed for dinner – all true. But behind that steely-eyed façade of rock n’ roll was also a compelling, complicated and lion-hearted 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, Motörhead 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.”
Who do you think they should cast as Lemmy?
Lemmy died in December 2015 just after his 70th birthday.
While we wait for more info on the Lemmy film, you can watch a 1980 Motörhead show.