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They’re Making a Biopic About Lemmy

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Since Netflix’s Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt was a big success, you can safely assume that the movie industry is gonna start churning out biopics of other well-known metal musicians. We already know there’s an Ozzy movie in the works; now Deadline reports that Greg Olliver, co-director of the 2010 documentary Lemmy, will helm a dramatic film about the legendary Motörhead frontman.

Written by Olliver and Medeni Griffiths, the movie “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.” There’s no word on who will play Lemmy (more on that in a moment), or even when they expect to start filming, but the flick will be shopped to financiers at Cannes by VMI Worldwide, a production company whose credits include Fred Durst’s recent life-changing masterpiece, The Fanatic.

While we wait for more concrete news, feel free to fantasy cast Lemmy in the comments section. My first thought was Ian McShane for some reason, but he’s 77-years-old, so unless they’re employing some sort of flashback structure, that probably wouldn’t work. My second thought is in very high demand right now, and at age 42 might also be considered too old for the part, depending on which parts of Lemmy’s life will be the primary focus of the story. Having said that… is there anything Tom Hardy can’t do?

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