Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Is Getting His Own Biopic

The Team Behind The Project Is Hoping To Begin Production By 2021

June 16, 2020

Ian Gavan / Staff

Since the release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Rocketman’ over the last few years, fans have been asking for more rock and roll biopics. It appears the success of those fans has led to Hollywood thinking the same way. Now, metal is getting their due, as Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is getting a biopic of his own.

Lemmy passed away back in 2015, but his legend lives on with tons of stories from his early life as Jimi Hendrix’s roadie, all the way through his own career as the frontman of metal band, Motorhead. ‘Lemmy’ will be directed by Greg Olliver, who followed the band for three years for a 2010 documentary. “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.

No casting for the film has been announced, however when Lemmy was still alive he once stated he wanted Roger Moore to play him in a movie. Sadly, Moore passed away as well in 2017, so the team behind ‘Lemmy’ will have to find another suitable actor. Production for the film is expected to begin in 2021.

Via The Hollywood Reporter