A biopic about Kit Lambert, former manager of The Who, has been read by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and is now in production, according to an article published in The Hollywood Reporter.
Lambert discovered the band, while attempting to make a rock doc, and instead chose to help launch their career.
First time scribbler Pat Gilbert, former editor of Mojo magazine, wrote the script, which will be produced by Orian Williams ("Shadow of the Vampire," "Control"); the latter calls the movie "a rags to riches" story:
"Kit Lambert was one of the great engines of creativity and change in the 1960s. He used his wild behavior intelligently, to inspire a fearlessness that pushed The Who and others to break down musical and cultural walls."
Actor Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride") will helm the pic.
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