Published Jun 06, 2011We have already heard rumblings that prolific garage rock entrepreneur Jack White is in talks to re-record the music for a film adaptation of the Kinks' 1976 concept album, Schoolboys in Disgrace, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. While White's participation isn't set in stone, we have received confirmation that discussions are taking place with the former White Stripes mastermind.
This news comes from a trustworthy source: Kinks songwriter Ray Davies, who is serving as an executive producer on the project.
"He's a great technical player and would bring some great anarchy to it, which is in keeping with the script," Davies told the BBC of White. Davies also praised the Third Man label head for his "great anarchic sound."
As for when we can expect Schoolboys in Disgrace to begin filming, Davies said that the project is waiting on Goldthwait.
"He's written a great script, we've got the money to do it but he's got another movie to do and then he's thinking about doing Schoolboys later this year or early next year," Davies explained.
In the meantime, Davies is set to begin recording another solo album.
UPDATE: A rep for White has issue the following statement: "Rumours of Jack White's participation in the film version of the Kinks' Schoolboys in Disgrace are untrue. Jack White has great respect for the Kinks and the film's director, Bobcat Goldthwait, but has no plans to record any music for the film as erroneously reported."