Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister will get the biopic treatment.
According to Deadline the film, entitled “Lemmy”, will be directed by Greg Olliver who previously directed the documentary released in 2010 with the same name.
The film will go into production next year and will be presented at the Cannes virtual market.
It will follow the life of Lemmy, who grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, becoming a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and a member of the Hawkwind band before forming Motörhead.
The film will be produced by VMI Worldwide. The screenplay was written by Medeni Griffiths and Greg Olliver. Motörhead manager Todd Singerman and Steffan Chirazi will be executive producers.
Greg 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. 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.”
Chirazi and Singerman added: “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.”
“Lemmy and Motörhead‘s music had a major influence on my life and music experience. They were the band that started the crossover of metal and punk, VMI couldn’t be more excited to bring this story to the big screen,” said Relis.