Roger Daltrey offered an update on the progress of his long-awaited Keith Moon biopic, revealing he’s finally finished the script and has a lead actor in mind for the lead role.
Work on the film began in 2005, although the project was quickly shelved due to development issues.
In a new interview with NME, WHO The leader confirms that the project will finally be completed in the near future. “I’m at a draft that’s ready to go to the directors,” he explains.
“I’m waiting for a response from a director I spoke to before I started writing the screenplay. I am very happy with the script, it will be done. As soon as he has finished the film he is working on, he will read it and I will have an answer from him. I hope we will do that as soon as possible.
He continues: “It’s tricky, and it took me a very, very long time. A myriad of writers came up with failed scripts to finally get me to sit down and write the kind of story I had in mind about how to tell a story that engages people, that really exposes the full moon.
Describing Moon as an “extraordinary character,” he added, “He had flaws, like we all have. But he was wonderful, and he was an absolute out-of-control genius. And we miss people like him a lot in life. ‘today because life is so full of fucking mediocrity, it’s amazing.
In the 2000s, the frontman originally signed with Mike Myers to play Moon, although now he has other ideas, due to the Wayne’s World the actor is now the wrong age.
He explains: “Mike [Myers] would have been great then, but he’s too old now, unfortunately. But I have someone in mind who is a very, very good actor. But again, he may be too old, but he’s a role model.
“So I can use it to bounce other people [off] and watch their screen presence. Because there was something about the original Moon that has to be there in whoever I’m going to play Keith Moon in there.