Cary Elwes will make his directorial debut in a biopic about The Who’s manager

the_who_movie Cary Elwes, best known for playing Wesley in The Princess Bride, will be making his directorial debut in a biopic about Kit Lambert, the man who discovered and acted as a manager for The Who. Orian Williams will act as the film’s producer, and Pat Gilbert has written the script.

Williams has described it as a “riches to rags story.” Lambert lived life like many of the rockstars he managed, sadly taking up drugs and alcohol after coming on hard times late in his life, leading to his untimely death in 1981 after falling down a flight of stairs.

Lambert was a key player for the musical revolution that took place in the sixties; he worked with a number of other famous artists including Jimi Hendrix. Both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend have read the script and will contribute biographical details. The film will also feature The Who for its soundtrack.

Elwes has been planning to make his directorial debut on a film called Elvis and Nixon for some time, but it looks like that film will go on the back burner for the foreseeable future. The Lambert biopic is scheduled to enter principal production this spring.