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Steven Tyler’s Life Could Be Headed for the Big Screen

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A good rock ‘n’ roll movie should contain most, if not all, of the following elements: sex, drugs, money, more sex, feuds with bandmates, staggering success, more drugs, heartbreaking downfalls, even more drugs, hard-won comebacks and, ultimately, redemption.

By these measures, the Steven Tyler biopic rumored to be in the works should be a doozy.

In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, the Aerosmith frontman and ‘American Idol’ judge has revealed that director Ron Howard recently purchased the rights to ‘Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?’ the memoir he released earlier this year.

“It’s collected thoughts,” Tyler tells WWD, describing the book. “It’s all this s— I’ve been thinking about for 40 years. This whole thing with Aerosmith has been like a dream come true. It’s like it’s been plotted out and planned and written about before. Every time something happens, I think, “Is this a movie?”

Although no release date has been set — the film will be made “either as soon as the plane goes down, or in my lifetime,” according to Tyler — it’s not too soon to begin speculating about who should play the scarf-loving Boston rocker.

Off the top of our head, we’re envisioning ‘Walk This Way: The Steven Tyler Saga,’ starring Willem Dafoe in the lead role. What do you think? Who’s got the lips, cheekbones and manic energy to play the legendary Toxic Twin?

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