Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner writes soundtrack for the Richard Ayoade-directed film 'Submarine'

The movie is based on Joe Dunthorne's 2008 book and is due out in 2011

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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has written the soundtrack for an upcoming British film called Submarine.

As ContactMusic.com reports, Turner has penned a number of songs for the soundtrack, which will be mixed by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford.

Directed by Richard Ayoade, who is known for his acting roles in TV shows like The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh, the actor/writer has worked with Arctic Monkeys before on their 2008 live music DVD At The Apollo, plus directed their music videos for 'Fluorescent Adolescent', 'Crying Lightning' and 'Cornerstone'.

Set to be released in 2011, Submarine is being based on the debut novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne, and is about a 15-year old boy who is trying to lose his virginity, whilst struggling to keep his parents together.

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