A NOVEL IDEA!

Johnny Borrell tells NME.COM of his surprise future plans...

Razorlight JOHNNY BORRELL has told NME.COM he is writing a screenplay and novel.

The singer said he’s currently working on the script and soundtrack for his first film, which will be about a guy who lives in London.

He said: “It’s called ‘This Man’ and I’m still writing it. I don’t know if I’ll be in it but obviously we’re going to get Harry Potter to play the 16 year-old drug dealer! It’s based on a really inspiring guy that I know. It’s about his strength of living and how he lives in the city. I think he was too rock’n’roll to ever make it, if you know what I mean.”

The band play this year’s Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in August before heading off on the NME Rock ‘N Roll Riot Tour in October.

The tour visits: Keele University (September 28)

Norwich UEA (29)

Nottingham Rock City (30)

Hull University (October 1)

Leeds Metropolitan Uni (3)

Manchester Academy 2 (4)

Newcastle Uni (5)

Glasgow Queen Margaret’s Uni (6)

Cardiff Uni Great Hall (8)

London Carling Brixton Academy (9)

Bristol Carling Academy (10)

Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (11)

Birmingham Academy (13)

London Astoria (14)

Tickets are priced £10, £13.50 in London and are on sale now. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

The band’s next single ‘Vice’ will be released on September 13.