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The Keith Moon Movie Petition

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Keith Moon is a legend. Every drummer worth his salt knows this. He had a style and talent that is unique and all his own. There have been many great drummers both before and after Keith, but besides being great, he was the drummer for The Who.  That alone would be enough to warrant a movie about his life. But Keith’s story is so much bigger than even that. Everyone who knew him speaks with such reverence about his extremes. He was very funny, spontaneous, frustrating and juvenile, and an overall extremist. He lived such a full life despite the fact that it was cut short at the age of 32.

That is why when I heard that Roger Daltrey was producing a biopic of Keith’s life I was incredibly excited. This is a project that should have been made years ago. I had my hopes set very high for this movie. I feel that if anyone can put together a high quality, true portrayal of Keith’s life, it would be Roger. And Mike Myers was to play Keith! It was going to be perfect!

Unfortunately, I just read that this project has recently stalled. Why oh why!?!? Well I just feel that this is unacceptable! I cannot sit on my hands and do nothing when the best opportunity for such an important film goes belly up. With this in mind, I have created a petition to send to the film’s production team to let them know that, we the people will not be denied this valuable historical production. I ask you to please take a moment to sign the petition to get this project back on track. If they see enough names, perhaps it will help find the needed reserves to get this thing back on track.

Sincerely,

Bryan K.

http://keithmoonmovie.com/petition/

 

Who Should Play Keith Moon?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Despite the fact that as of right now the Keith Moon Movie project might currently be stalled, there seems to be quite a bit of discussion over who should play Keith. Originally it was going to be Mike Myers, but at this point, Mike is pushing 50. Despite the great leaps in special effects and makeup, he seems a bit long in the tooth to play someone who died at the age of 33.  There are many who strongly believe that he is just too old at this point, like this Facebook Group, or this IMDB thread.  It also does not seem to be on his radar as there has been no update from him since 2008 or so.

The other name who keeps popping up is Jason Schwartzman. He certainly resembles a younger and thinner Keith Moon.

It turns out that besides being a talented actor,  Jason is actually supposed to be a pretty good drummer as well.
So far I have not found any official word that Jason has ever even considered this, so its seems its only internet chatter. Too bad.

A view point I have noticed based on some of the comments on the petition page is that the person who plays Keith should be a Brit. I actually favor this viewpoint. Now, I am American, and I love the movies we pump out on a regular basis. We have great actors and I am sure an American would do a great job, but in the interest of purity, I would LOVE to see a Brit play Keith. It just makes sense. Also, there is nothing worse than an American who puts on a bad English accent. I remember reading that JK Rowling absolutely insisted that the roles of Harry, Hermione, and Ron go to Brits when they were making the first Harry Potter movie, and you could not have asked for a better outcome.

Rupert Grint and Keith Moon

In fact, if you changed Rupert Grint’s hair color and add a little makeup, he might just pass for Keith Moon. I have no idea if Rupert’s accent is the right British accent. I know there are many shades. But I believe he would pull it off perfectly. He has definitely proven himself as an actor with the Ron Weasley role.

Anyone agree?


About Me

I am just one person who also happens to be a huge Who fan. The legendary Keith Moon has always been a fascinating figure for me. When I heard that there might be a movie about Keith produced by none other than Roger Daltrey, I had to build this site to unleash my enthusiasm.

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Nice job!
You have proven yourself worth of access to a particularly hilarious Keith Moon nugget I have posted for private viewing. All your base are belong to us...
Enjoy, my friends.

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