Thursday, 10 March 2016
Sheene The Movie
Looks like there's going to be a biopic (to use the popular portmanteau) of Barry Sheene. I spent a day with him once, at Donington, very memorable. And Sideburn's deputy ed, Mick P, spoke to him on a monthly basis for a few years, as he ghostwrote his column for Bike magazine.
It's hard to tell how far the movie is into production, though reports say casting hasn't started yet. The film's official website, sheene.com says...
A NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM ON THE MOST CHARISMATIC AND INFLUENTIAL MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION OF ALL TIME
• Based on the book “Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend Barry Sheene” by Barry’s team mate and good friend Steve Parrish and MotoGP commentator Nick Harris
• A British / Australian CoOProduction produced by Will Stoppard (Deep Springs Pictures GB) and Rod Morris (I. O. Films AU) • Acclaimed writing team of Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement (“The Commitments”, “The Bank Job”, “Across The Universe”) attached to write the script