Keith Moon Biopic Gets Back on Track with the Help of Roger Daltrey
Published Nov 11, 2013The surviving members of the Who have confirmed that the life of legendary rock drummer Keith Moon is still set to be explored in an upcoming biopic.
A name has yet to be given to the long-in-the-works project, which has stalled repeatedly over the years, but the Hollywood Reporter now reports that the film is getting back on track and being developed by Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures. Who singer Roger Daltrey has been working with Nigel Sinclair, Exclusive Media's Chairman and CEO, on tracing the story of the late drummer, who died in 1978.
While the film has yet to hire a screenwriter, it is expected to cover Moon's rise to fame with the Who and his infamous hard-partying ways. Moon died at the age of 32 after taking a combination of animal tranquilizers and brandy.
"The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I am excited to reinvigorate it and grateful to Wendy, Toby and Da Vinci for their enthusiastic support," Daltrey said in a statement.
Da Vinci Media Ventures' Wendy Rutland, the executive producer for the film, added, "I am a massive Who fan and consider Keith Moon to be the greatest rock drummer of all time. I could feel Roger's passion and detailed perspective for this unique story after our first phone call. We are excited to be topping up our deal with Exclusive, and look forward to growing the relationship."
It's unclear at present when production will begin or when the film will hit screens.