There’s A New Lemmy Kilmister Biopic In The Works
A new biopic about late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister – simply titled Lemmy – is set to go into production in early 2021.
According to Deadline, the movie will be navigated by Greg Olliver – who also worked on the 2010 documentary all about the heavy metal icon. The director reveals that his team have “been carefully developing this biopic since 2013” – two years before Lemmy passed away – with the project focusing on Lem as a “vanguard and talisman of the loudest, dirtiest and most liberated rock’n’roll band in the world”.
“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock’n’roll clichés, but because he was creating them,” he says. “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.”
In a joint statement, executive producers Todd Singerman and Steffan Chirazi add: “It is a story of immense cultural importance. If the last five years of 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. Greg is a deeply-trusted part of our circle, and we are delighted to see this film coming to fruition.”
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