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Lemmy’s life to be put on the big screen

By | Published on Wednesday 17 June 2020


The life of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is to be turned into a movie, it has been announced. The film is being directed by Greg Olliver, who also made the 2010 documentary ‘Lemmy’. That was also about the same Lemmy, just to be clear.

“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true”, says Olliver, according to Deadline. “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”, he adds. “This will be a film they’ll be proud of”.

The film is being executive produced by Steffan Chirazi and Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman, who say in a joint statement: “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”.

Production on the biopic is set to begin in 2021, COVID permitting.