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Poor scripts hold up Moon movie

Roger Daltrey
Daltrey has been working on the film for more than 15 years

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has said his planned biopic about the late drummer Keith Moon has stalled because he has yet to receive a good script.

"They just don't get it," said Daltrey, who is producing the movie.

Speaking to Billboard magazine, the singer said he had been underwhelmed by the screenplays that had come to him.

The film about Moon, who died of a prescription drugs overdose in 1978, has been in development for more than 15 years.

In 2005, Austin Powers star Mike Myers had reportedly been lined-up to star as the rocker.

"When you see the kinds of scripts they've got in mind to make, it's sad," Daltrey told Billboard.

"I don't want to do a 'Carry On' about Keith. If I can keep that from happening, I've done my job."

Moon was just 16 when he was invited to join The Who in 1964.

His quirky, offbeat drumming style and penchant for smashing his kit after gigs quickly earned him cult status in one of Britain's most notorious bands.

Always the showman, his madcap behaviour included trashing a series of hotel rooms and driving a Cadillac into a swimming pool.




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