AFM: Keith Moon Biopic Picking Up Rhythm Via Financing Deal

Keith Moon biopic drums up financing

Exclusive Media, Da Vinci Media Ventures set partnership

A biopic on Keith Moon, iconic drummer for The Who, has received a boost via a development-financing deal between Exclusive Media and Da Vinci Media Ventures, led by Toby Moores and Wendy Rutland.

The Moon project is the first film to be developed under the new alliance, launched at the American Film Market.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Exclusive Media’s Chairman and CEO Nigel Sinclair have been longtime collaborators on the Moon project. Da Vinci’s Wendy Rutland will be an exec producer.

Moon was a key ingredient in The Who’s success before he died in 1978 following a career that was marked by innovative drumming and repeat destruction of his drum kit and hotel rooms. A screenwriter is being commissioned to kick start the development of the project, anticipated to be a European-based co-production.

Exclusive Media, Moores and Rutland had announced a four-picture equity deal at Cannes.

“I am a massive Who fan and consider Keith Moon to be the greatest rock drummer of all time,” Rutland said. “I could feel Roger’s passion and detailed perspective for this unique story after our first phone call.

Daltrey said, “The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I am excited to reinvigorate it and grateful to Wendy, Toby and Da Vinci for their enthusiastic support.”

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  1. joe defeo says:

    The greatest Rock-n Roll drummer on the planet….I have heard the Moon project is a go..

  2. I have been waiting to see this since it’s slated debut in 2009, then 2010, then forever in purgatory. It’s been 6 years since I knew about this film. Although I want it NOW, I will be fine with them taking as much time as needed to get it right. Roger Daltrey will make sure of it.

    • derek says:

      Used to go and see these guys at the Marquee Club, Wardour Street. Moon was an absolute legend, one of the most explosive drummers of his day. A film is long overdue.

  3. Daria says:

    I suppose, James Nesbitt would be perfect Moonie

  4. Jim says:

    HIRE JOE WALSH TO PLAY MOONIE!

    WHO’S GONNA PLAY RINGO?

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