Thin Lizzy Moves To Stop Biopic Of Phil Lynott


November 30, 2008

Members of Thin Lizzy have moved to stop a biopic of late frontman Phil Lynott. Guitarist Scott Gorham told the director that he would not receive the group’s approval until their was a complete rewrite of the script.

“It’s an ongoing saga because when we looked at the script, it was full of truths and half-truths and Hollywood’s take on Phil’s life was all about drugs.

“Of course there were drugs – that’s the sensational side of Thin Lizzy – but when the movie absolutely centred on that it became a problem.

“We want to veer people towards the music of Phillo and Thin Lizzy because he was a remarkable songwriter, musician and performer.

“There was a lot more to Phil and the band than just taking drugs. It irritates me that the personal stuff overshadows the musical legacy. You only get one shot at getting a movie right. We won’t give it the green light until everyone is happy.”

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