According to Paparazzi Daily
, radio personality/comedian Jeff Dandurand
will portray Jani Lane
in the upcoming biopic about the late WARRANT
, who also direct the film, tells the site, "I want people to know how serious Lane
was as a songwriter and also see how out of control he got when he used alcohol and drugs."Cherry Pie Guy"
will begin with Jani
arriving in Hollywood in the spring of 1985 and will treat the "hair-metal" era with "respect," according to Dandurand
"Artists like Lane
were treated like scum and paid a terrible price for their fame," Jeff
said. "'Cherry Pie Guy'
will astonish those who can’t see beyond cliché hair-metal nostalgia and open their eyes to an amazing songwriter and frontman."
Look for "Cherry Pie Guy"
sometime in 2013.Lane
suffered from "acute ethanol poisoning" when he died in August 2011 at a Comfort Inn motel room in Woodland Hills, California.
The singer had battled alcoholism for years and also had a history of alcohol-related arrests. Lane
originally left WARRANT
in March 1993 but rejoined the band in September 1994. The group went on to record the "Ultraphobic"
(1995), "Belly To Belly"
(1996) and "Greatest & Latest"
(1999) albums and issued and collection of covers, "Under The Influence"
, in 2001. Jani
again in 2004 before reuniting with the group four years later.Lane
released a solo album, "Back Down to One"
, in 2003, but shortly after was admitted to a rehab center for alcohol and drug-related exhaustion. He also appeared on VH1
's reality series "Celebrity Fit Club"
is survived by his wife, Kimberly
; a brother, Eric
; three sisters, Marcine Williams
, Michelle Robinson
and Victoria Oswald
; a daughter from his first marriage, Taylar Lane
; a daughter from his second marriage, Madison Lane
; and two stepdaughters, Ryan