Lemmy Kilmister Biopic Now In The Works
Production Will Start Next Year
Titled “Lemmy”, the biopic chronicling the life and career of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, is set to go into production in early 2021. It will be screened during the Cannes Film Festival. Helmed by Greg Olliver, he’s the very same director who spent three years following the band and the iconic rocker around for his 2010 documentary of the same name.
The film will include Kilmister’s childhood and early years in the music industry including being Jimi Hendrix’s roadie and his time with Hawkwind. VMI Worldwide will introduce the movie at the virtual Cannes event.
Olliver said, “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.”
They haven’t announced the cast yet but prior to his death on December 28, 2015, Kilmister said he wanted actor Roger Moore to portray him in a biopic.