Lemmy Kilmister is going to be the subject of a new biopic.
Per Deadline, the film will simply be titled Lemmy and will be directed by Greg Olliver who also directed the acclaimed 2010 documentary of the same title.
In a statement, Olliver said, “Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them. 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.”
Olliver continued, “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.”
As for the biopic itself, Deadline notes, “[The film] will follow Kilmister’s life growing up in Stoke on Trent, becoming a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and a member of seminal psychedelic rock band Hawkwind before establishing Motörhead.”
Production on Lemmy is currently slated to begin in early 2021, depending on the current state of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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