Roger Daltrey has finished the script for his Keith Moon biopic: “He had so much talent, that boy”

Daltrey says he hope to “do” the biopic within the next couple of years.

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The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has confirmed he has finished the script for his Keith Moon biopic, and hopes to bring it to life within the next couple of years.

Having been in the works since the early ‘00s, no biopic has been quite as long awaited as this one. But it appears that not only is the script now complete, but Daltrey even has an actor in mind for who will play the drummer.

“I just finished a script, and I’m hoping to do my biopic of Keith within the next couple of years,” he told Vulture. “I’m very pleased with the script. I want people to get an understanding of him and his life, and the complete genius he was. He had so much talent, that boy, but he became out of control for a lot of reasons. Mostly for lack of discipline. But once the drugs kick in, usually that disappears, doesn’t it?”

Mike Myers was originally signed on to star as Moon all the way back in 2005, and Daltrey said of the old casting decision: “We were trying to get the film off the ground. I think Mike, when he was younger, would’ve made a fabulous Keith. It’s a shame it never happened. I’m driven by this project. It came to me in a dream 30 years ago.”

Daltrey also said he didn’t want to “jinx” anything by revealing which actor he had in mind for the role at this point in time.

Guitarist Pete Townshend had previously said of the biopic back in February last year (via Rolling Stone) “Somebody is going to have to play Pete Townshend. I’ve read some very, very varied opinions about what my relationship was like with Keith. I view it one way, and other people view it another way. I certainly was never at war with Keith but neither was I his puppy.”

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