True fans won't be surprised by his choice
But he didn’t choose Jack Nicholson.
Speaking to KLOS 95.5, Grohl immediately named Shelley Duvall, who plays the terrified wife trapped in a remote and haunted hotel in the classic Stanley Kubrick film.
“I’m going for Shelley Duvall. Like, look at Shelley Duvall from The Shining,” he said. “She’s like,’Get Away From Me! Get Away From Me!’. Like, that’s me. That’s totally me.’
Grohl then suggested that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins should by played by Shelley Duvall’s on-screen husband Jack Nicholson.
“I don’t know,” responded Hawkins. “Won’t they be dead? I don’t mean that!”
Grohl has long been compared to Shelley Duvall by fans and the Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer has previously embraced the comparison.
There are currently no official plans for a Foo Fighters movie and rumours of a Nirvana biopic reappear every few years but a film has never materialised.
However, Grohl did release a new two-part mini-documentary ‘Play’ in September, which features an epic 23-minute composition. ‘Play’ features seven Grohls recording together and was said to “celebrate the rewards and challenges of dedicating a life to playing music”.
A few days ago, Grohl revealed that ACDC is the “last” group he wants to collaborate with, saying “that’s my last one, that’s it”. He has famously performed with a wide range of artists in his career, including The Melvins, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tenacious D, Queens Of The Stone Age, and David Bowie.
The hardest working man in rock recently hopped on the drums and temporarily joined the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beck at a recent political event, ahead of the US midterm elections.