Blur's Graham Coxon, Ash's Tim Wheeler, Emmy the Great Writing Songs for Britpop Musical
Published May 18, 2012Director Luke Snellin has never actually made a feature-length film before, but the aspiring filmmaker (who has made short films and music videos) has already rounded up some impressive music talent to contribute to his debut.
The Playlist reports that the forthcoming film The Wanderer will feature original contributions from a host of UK talent, including Graham Coxon (pictured) of Blur, Tim Wheeler of Ash, and Emmy the Great.
The flick will reportedly be a coming-of-age teen musical set in 1996 about a 16-year-old (played by Bill Milner) who aspires to be the next Britpop star with his band the Wanderers. Coxon, Wheeler and Emmy will be penning some of the group's songs (which is a bit like what Metric, Broken Social Scene and Beck did for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).
Other folks involved in some capacity include Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds, Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy, who could contribute anything from music consulting to cameo appearances.
The film is still securing financing and hasn't begun filming, but it aims to get underway later this year.
Snellin previously worked with Wheeler and Emmy on the video for their Christmas single "Home for the Holidays." Watch that below