Keith Richards Biopic on the Way
Published Sep 07, 2011Coming off the release of his 2010 autobiography, Life, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has confirmed that there are plans to put the tell-all on the silver screen.
While accepting an award for Writer of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London last night (September 6), the notoriously wild rock'n'roller claimed that a biopic is on the way, though they've yet to cast the title role.
"There are feelers out at the minute [but] I'm in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me? The idea of a succession of Keith Richards coming down is horrifying," he told London's Telegraph.
An all-too-easy frontrunner candidate is Johnny Depp, who presented Richards with last night's award. After all, the actor's turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was partially inspired by the hard-partying axe-slinger.
Richards's book made waves last year when it called out Mick Jagger's, um, "tiny todger" and generally called into question the nature of their friendship. "I used to love Mick, but I haven't been to his dressing room in 20 years. Sometimes I think: 'I miss my friend.' I wonder: 'where did he go?'" Richards wrote.
Other key scenes in the film could include that time he supposedly snorted up his father's ashes, or the time he fell out of a tree in Fiji. Or, you know, when he wrote all those classic tunes. That could be good too.