The music world turned upside-down with reports of a new biopic. This time, it is about the late Lemmy Kilmister. Born Ian Fraser Kilmister, Lemmy is best known as the founder and lead vocalist for the English rock band Motörhead. He also played the bass guitar and wrote most of the band's songs.
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Deadline reports that the upcoming adaptation will focus on Kilmister's early life. It will highlight his days starting as a Jimi Hendrix roadie. His journey will move into his time with the psychedelic band Hawkwind. Perhaps, like the 1985 Live Aid concert in Bohemian Rhapsody, the climax will be Lemmy finally establishing Motörhead.
People wait for every detail about the upcoming biopic with enthusiasm. Still, one of the most significant questions remain: who will play Lemmy? Here are a few of Hollywood's top actors to fill in Lemmy Kilmister's enormous shoes. Russel Brand
The English comedian has proven the range of roles he can portray.
Russel Brand has depicted a fictional British rock star, Aldous Snow. It was his role in the 2008 "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." He later revisited the character in its 2010 spin-off, "Get Him to the Greek." He already has an on-screen rock star persona plus his long hair. Russel Brand makes it easy to see him as a middle-aged Kilmister. Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup is a four-time
Tony Award nominee. He is also a viable option as the next Lemmy Kilmister. Among his most notable appearances include "Without Limits" and "Almost Famous." While he is 51, the actor easily blends into the younger Motörhead leader. In fact, his mustachioed look in the films mentioned above already bears a resemblance to a mid-aged Kilmister. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is one of Hollywood's go-to guys for challenging roles. He has the versatility to take on figures from John Dillinger to Jack Sparrow. People might not know that Depp was also in the rock supergroup "Hollywood Vampires." He played with icons Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Although one question remains, can Johnny Depp actually bring justice to the iconic Lemmy mutton chops? Jared Leto
A vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter,
Jared Leto is already in his elements. The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman is a good fit for the role. Following "Suicide Squad," his name might bring a level of curiosity. However, Hollywood can't deny Leto's acting. He has his way of meeting a role's demands. Check out the evidence in his previous roles as Mark David Chapman (Chapter 27) and a transgender woman (Dallas Buyers Club). Christian Bale
Most fans know him from his now-iconic "I'm Batman."
Christian Bale has a rep as one of Hollywood's best method actors. Most people easily recall his sculpted form in Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy. However, most people probably aren't aware that the Oscar awardee has previously changed into a severely emaciated Trevor Reznik in "The Machinist." He even melded into an aged Dick Cheney in "Vice."
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The original "Incredible Hulk" and the modest everyman in "
Fight Club" is another fit for the role. Edward Norton makes sense, considering that the upcoming Lemmy Kilmister biopic plans to focus on Kilmister's pre-Motörhead days. Even at 50 years old, the actor-filmmaker somehow maintains his boyish looks. This trait alone pits him evenly with the rest of the candidates for the role.
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