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Keith Moon biopic “will be made” despite all signs to the contrary

By | Published on Tuesday 14 March 2023

Keith Moon

Roger Daltrey has spent a long time not getting a biopic about his late Who bandmate Keith Moon produced. Rest assured though, it “will be made”. So says the Dalt-man himself. That’s what people call him, isn’t it?

“I’m waiting on a reply from a director that I was talking to prior to starting writing the script”, Roggy D tells NME in a new interview. “I’m very pleased with the script, it will be made. As soon as he’s finished the film that he’s on, he will read it and I’ll get a reply from him. Hopefully we’ll get it made ASAP”.

It originally seemed like the film was on its way to screens in 2005, when Mike Myers signed up to play the late drummer. It wasn’t to be though, as development of the movie stalled. Last we heard, it was definitely going to happen in 2022. But now it’s 2023 and there’s still no film.

Dalto continues: “It’s a tricky one, and it’s taken me a long, long time. A myriad of writers came up with failed scripts to finally make me sit down and write the kind of story I had in my head of how to tell a story that engages people, that really does expose the full Moon”.

What’s that? No, I didn’t decide to report on this just because R.Dalt said he wanted to “expose the full Moon”. How dare you! Oh, alright, yes I did. Who would be the best person to expose the full Moon though? Someone who could perfectly portray the musician’s trademark wildness and top notch drum banging?

“I’ve got someone in mind as a template, but he might be too old to play Keith”, muses Daltron. “But I’ve got a template, which is the most useful thing. Mike [Myers] would have been great at that time but he’s too old now, unfortunately. But I do have someone in mind who’s a very very, very good actor. But again, he might be too old but he’s a template”.

Yeah, about that. In 2005 Mike Myers was 42. Keith Moon died of a drugs overdose in 1978, aged 32. So I’m not sure anyone’s that worried about the actor being too old. Fuck it, get someone much older to do. Helen Mirren maybe.

Anyway, this film is going to get made, right? That’s a Rozza Daltroz guarantee. And it definitely won’t be shit when it is. Even though all biopics are shit.