The Kinks’ ‘Schoolboys…’ to become film musical

Screenplay penned by cult comedian

A film version of The Kinks‘ seminal 1976 album ‘Schoolboys In Disgrace is to be made.

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, who once performed stand up on tour with Nirvana, will direct the movie, and has penned a script based on the album.

The Kinks‘ frontman Ray Davies will produce the film.

Goldthwait said: “‘Schoolboys In Disgrace’ is a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you’ll ever hear. It’s the genesis story of a super villain set to music. It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.”

Backers said the original songs would be re-recorded by the cast members and the film will also be shot entirely in the UK.

Ray Davies played the Glastonbury festival’s Pyramid Stage on Sunday (June 27) and used the set to pay tribute to Kinks bassist Pete Quaife who died last week.