Mike Myers may play Who drummer Keith Moon
Having played Austin Powers in three movies, including this month’s upcoming ”Austin Powers in Goldmember,” Mike Myers may be ready to play another relic of swinging ’60s London: Keith Moon, the founding drummer for the Who. ”I have talked to Roger Daltrey about the possibility of a film,” Myers tells the Associated Press. ”I think Keith Moon was a fascinating character.” For his part, lead singer Daltrey has long wanted to make a film about his late colleague, who was as famous for smashing hotel rooms as for smashing his drum kit at the end of Who concerts. ”Mike is a genius. I can really see him as Keith. He’s amazing when you meet him, so clever,” Daltrey tells AP.
Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend are currently leading what remains of the Who on a concert tour, despite the death last month of founding bassist John Entwistle. Moon, who was a teenager when he joined the Who, died of an overdose of prescription drugs in 1978 at age 32. Myers is 39, but maybe he can emulate Austin Powers and travel through time.