The long-awaited/rumored Keith Moon biopic is finally going to start filming this summer.

Per Variety, “The project, which is tentatively titled ‘The Real Me’ (the title of a song on Who album ‘Quadrophenia’), has Moon’s former band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend on board as executive producers. The pic is directed by Paul Whittington (‘The Crown,’ ‘White House Farm’) with a script from prolific British screenwriter Jeff Pope, who was Oscar-nominated for ‘Philomena.'”

Interestingly absent from the reporting on the biopic is any indication on who has been cast as Moon other than mentioning, “…The casting process has been rumbling along for a few months already.”

Whoever scores the role of Moon, Daltrey made one thing clear in an August 2018 interview with the BBC: It’s all in the eyes.

“It’s going to be very, very dependent on the actor and the actor’s eyes,” said Daltrey. “Because you’ve got to cast it completely from the eyes because Moon had extraordinary eyes.”


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