Jonathan Rhys Meyers Is Joe Strummer In London Town

A Clash film is now shooting

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Is Joe Strummer In London Town

by James White |
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Though the punk group has been featured on film before, it has either been in documentaries or in fiction/rockumentary blend Rude Boy, which they distanced themselves from before its release. Now comes another blend of fact and fiction, London Town**, which boasts Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott and Natascha McElhone{ =nofollow}.

Derick Borte is busy directing the film now in London, working from a script by Kirsten Sheridan, Sonya Gildea and Matthew Brown. It’ll follow the story of a 14-year-old (Huttlestone) in 1970s London whose life is changed forever when his estranged mother (McElhone) introduces him to the music of the Clash.

Whether this one will have an easier ride than Rude Boy is not yet clear, though Screen International reports that the film has secured the rights to a number of their hits, so the music should be authentic at least. The cameras will be rolling until the end of the month, but there’s no sign of a release date yet.

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