Biopic Planned for Original Who Manager Kit Lambert
A new biopic based on the life of original Who
manager Kit Lambert is heading to the
big screen with the help of producer Orian
Williams and actor Cary Elwes, who will
be making his directorial debut, reports the Hollywood Reporter
(via Ultimate Classic
The script for the newly conceived biopic has already been read
by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey with both ready to contribute
biographical details, as well as providing the soundtrack.
Track Records founders Kit
Lambert and the late-Chris Stamp guided
the mod-icons through their formative years until the 1970s.
Lambert discovered the them whilst making a film about another
young London band and instead decided to focus on the Who's musical
Lambert, the son of a classical composer and conductor, first
saw potential for greater development in rock beyond three-chord
pop songs, and drove Townshend to explore deeper musical and
However, The Who were forced to fire Lambert in
1971 after a variety of failed business dealings and increased drug
use. Lambert died at the age of 45 of a cerebral haemorrhage caused
by falling down staircase at his mother's house after a night of
The film is set to begin shooting in the spring of 2013. The
screenplay was written by former Mojo magazine editor Pat
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