A biopic on The Who‘s late drummer Keith Moon is set to start shooting in Britain this summer, according to Variety.
The biopic is tentatively titled The Real Me, based on a song on the Who album Quadrophenia. Who members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are on board as executive producers, while Paul Whittington is directing the biopic based on script penned by Jeff Pope.
Los Angeles-based White Horse Pictures is producing the film. The production company is best known for Martin Scorsese‘s documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as well as Ron Howard‘s Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years.
Nigel Sinclair, Oliver Veysey and Jeanne Elfant Festa are named as producers of the movie, along with longtime Who manager Bill Curbishley.
Moon is regarded as one of rock music’s greatest drummers ever, although he was also infamous for his alcohol and drug addiction. Moon died from a drug overdose at his London apartment in 1978 at only 32 years old.
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