Fleetwood Mac have offered over 120 million data worldwide and the band’s half-century spanning story is one worthy of the biopic therapy. We’ve had Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John’s Rocketman, however the place is film charting the highs and lows of this unbelievable rock band? Certainly, Mick Fleetwood is up for it, sharing enthusiasm for a Fleetwood Mac biopic final yr.
Mick informed TV1’s Sunday: “It would make a great movie.”
Asked if a Fleetwood Mac biopic was within the works, the now 73-year-old stated: “Not that I know of, but we’re rather stupid [not to be]!”
Certainly, the band’s large success and hedonism within the mid-seventies amid their break-ups and affairs would make for an amazing large display story.
Following the divorce of John and Christine McVie and the break up of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Mick (who ended up having an affair with Stevie) was requested why Fleetwood Mac stored on going.
Well fortunate for Mick and Fleetwood Mac, there’s a biopic already written.
Titled Rumours and penned by Tyler Austin and Patrick Eme, the unproduced script made the Top 10 of the Hollywood Black List final yr.
An outline reads: “In 1970s LA, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, two struggling musicians and lovers, join a band called Fleetwood Mac and are thrown into a whirlwind of worldwide fame, infamous drug addiction, and one of the best-selling albums of all time—which also happens to be about the disintegration of their relationship.”
Surely it’s inevitable then? Possibly, however perhaps not but and we’re not simply speaking in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
In April this yr, Stevie Nicks informed Rolling Stone she’s taking subsequent yr off to work on a film based mostly her hit Fleetwood Mac tune Rhiannon.
The movie will in flip be based mostly on the unique Welsh fable that impressed her monitor.
Stevie stated: “I want to maybe work with some different producers… I don’t know what I want to do!”
Well, hopefully, making a movie based mostly on a Fleetwood Mac single might be one step nearer to that biopic. Fingers crossed.