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Legendary MOTORHEAD Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Getting The Biopic Treatment

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has a story like no other, and now it's being turned into a biopic. The film is being developed with plans to start filming in 2021. The movie is being helmed by director Greg Olliver, who directed the excellent 2010 documentary, Lemmy.

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Deadline reports the movie has the blessing of the Motorhead folks, as it's being executive-produced by Motörhead’s manager Todd Singerman, and Steffan Chirazi. The screenplay was written by Medeni Griffiths, with additional writing by Greg Olliver.

The movie will focus on Lemmy's life from his youth, to his work as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and then his band Hawkwind and of course Motorhead.

“Everything you’ve heard about Lemmy is probably true… not because he was embracing rock n’ roll clichés, but because he was creating them,” said Olliver. “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. This will be a film they’ll be proud of.”

“It is a story of immense cultural importance,” added Chirazi and Singerman, “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.”

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