Black Lips set to go to ‘acting school’

Atlanta group speak about impending movie role

Black Lips are set to attend acting lessons next year in preparation for their role as a band in the forthcoming movie ‘Let It Be’.

The group also revealed that the name of the fictional band they will play in the film is close to their heart.

Speaking to NME.COM, frontman Cole Alexander said: “[‘Let It Be’ is] based on the ’80s DIY scene in the states and we’re going to be playing a band of that era. We’re called The Renegades, which was actually the name of our band before we called ourselves Black Lips. People don’t know that. It’s kind of a little joke.”

Guitarist Ian St Pe explained that the band will be attending a course of acting classes next year, saying: “May is when we’re going to start going to acting school, but I think filming actually starts in June – but even though we’re going to be doing a film starting in June, we’re going to be over in the UK and Europe doing one-offs, like playing festivals.”

The group also explained that the film won’t be an obscure release.

“I don’t remember the executive producer’s name offhand, but it’s the guy that did ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’,” said St Pe, “so it’s got serious financial backing, and they’re still trying to find people to come in as other financial backers.”