After winning GQ‘s “Writer of the Year” award for his autobiography Life (really GQ? Him?), Keith Richards told The Telegraph that there are “feelers out at the minute” for a biopic adaptation, but he isn’t in a real rush to get it going.
Of course not. He’s Keith Richards. It’s not like he’s capable of dying or anything. He’s like Voldemort with a Telecaster.
This news should come as little surprise, as his book was one of last year’s bestsellers, despite a scarcity of depravity and turpitude. For that, I would suggest Motley Crue’s The Dirt. Seriously. So it’s a popular rock star who wrote a popular book that can be shot (possibly) as PG-13. You better believe that’s a nascent film!
The bazillion-dollar question is: Who will play Richards? Here are my good picks, bad picks, and some picks I didn’t consider.
Keith Richards (especially for younger scenes; that would be hilarious)
Jared Fucking Leto
Phillip Baker Hall