Keith Richards' 'Life' Autobiography Being Made Into A Biopic

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 7, 2011 7:23 AM
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Is there anyone fucking cooler than Keith Richards? Trick question, because the answer is: no. One half of the legendary Glimmer Twins, the legendary axeman who by all accounts should have died multiple times by now, is simply one of the most influential rock 'n roll musicians of the last half century and more. And it's not just his unique style (and lifestyle) that legions have followed, but his life is the stuff of myth. Last year, Richards spilled the beans on his life in his extremely well received, best-selling autobiography last year "Life" and surprise, surprise, a biopic is already in the works. However, it's very early days.

“There are feelers out at the minute [but] I’m in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me? The idea of a succession of Keith Richards coming down is horrifying,” Richards told The Telegraph at the GQ Awards where the Rolling Stone member picked up Writer Of The Year. That's right, Richards is now a legit author. Put that in your skull shaped ring.

Of course, the question of who should play Richards in a movie is a big one, and the most obvious choice is Johnny Depp. As the story now goes, the actor's portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" franchise was inspired by Richards (who has made appearances in the films) and the two are working together on a long gestating documentary as well. But whether that dream casting comes to pass or even if this movie gets made is just too early to tell. But certainly, Richards' life is perfect fodder for a biopic with great music, debauchery, sex, drugs and anything else you'd want in a rock 'n roll flick. Let's hope the stone gets rolling on this one soon (sorry).

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6 Comments

  • Nate Garden | October 1, 2011 2:42 AMReply

    Keef is a selfish prick, and his crap book has effectively destroyed the touring life of the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Thanks for nothing, Keef.

    BTW, how many solo records have you sold vs Mick?

    That's what I thought.... Now go make another crap Disney movie.

  • Number51 | September 10, 2011 1:37 AMReply

    @Rufus:

    Says you-ahhh!

  • Rufus | September 7, 2011 12:39 PMReply

    Yes. His name is Mark E. Smith. That is all.

  • asshole | September 7, 2011 10:30 AMReply

    I hate to be that guy, but that trick question is not a trick question. It's just a regular question with a regular answer.

  • Erik McClanahan | September 7, 2011 8:36 AMReply

    @Jgc3h
    Thanks! Our mistake. It's been corrected.

  • Jgc3h | September 7, 2011 8:29 AMReply

    Hate to help in the myth of Keef being the coolest person on the planet (because I don't think he is), but I have to point out that you wrote half-decade where you probably meant half-century.

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