A legend in the drumming and rock community, Keith Moon was the beat behind “The Who” one of music’s most prolific bands. Known for not only his skills behind the drums, but also for his insane on and off-stage antics, stories about the legendary life of Moon have been told time and time again. A natural-born prankster, Moon was known for putting cherry bombs inside his bass drum to explode at the end of shows. Along with his pranks, the percussionist was known by the public to have a strong drug and alcohol addiction. Over the years, Moon would struggle to come out of his drug and alcohol-induced stupors.
Keith Moon is finally getting his due in a scripted film centered around the unbelievable larger-than-life story behind the late musician’s life. Given the tentative title of The Real Me, which takes its name from the title of a song on the band’s album, “Quadrophenia,” the feature will be headed by director Paul Whittington and scripted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Jeff Pope.
Although production has not yet announced cast members for the upcoming film, proceedings to find actors have been underway for a few months. In the past, Roger Daltrey said finding the actor to play Moon will be “very, very dependent” on the potential star’s eyes. The Who’s frontman went on to comment that his friend and bandmate had “extraordinary eyes.”