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The Kinks: The Movie

The Kinks are one of the best bands of all time! Apart from Ray Davies doing a fine Sunday Afternoon set at Glastonbury at the weekend though, the legends don’t command many column inches these days. So, when they do, it's definitely worth shouting about.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed details of a forthcoming Kinks movie, and it's not any old biopic: they're going for a fully fledged movie musical and a concept based on their 1970’s ‘Preservation’ albums. Titled ‘Schoolboys in Disgrace’, the film will be directed and written by Bobcat Goldthwait who describes it as, ‘a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you'll ever hear.’ He added, ‘it's the genesis story of a supervillain set to music. It's the story of the world's most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.’

The project will be overseen by Ray Davies himself. How exciting. We’ll keep you posted about a trailer.

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