The first clip from upcoming movie London Town has been shared. It sees The Tudors actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers performing as Joe Strummer of The Clash.
The film is directed by Derrick Borte and tells the tale of a 14-year-old boy (played by Daniel Huttlestone) who travels to central London to find his estranged mother, subsequently falling into the burgeoning punk scene.
His world is turned around when his mum sends him a cassette of The Clash’s ‘White Man in Hammersmith Palais,’ which leads to him discovering his first love, Vivian. ‘London Town’ debuts at the L.A. Film Festival on Friday night (June 3).
The first clip of The Clash-inspired story sees Meyers performing the Clash’s ‘White Riot’, capturing the thrilling punk scene of the time. The cast also includes Dougray Scott and Natascha McElhone.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is well-versed when it comes to playing iconic rock stars. In 1998’s Velvet Goldmine, he portrayed a mash-up of David Bowie, T. Rex’s Marc Bolan and 1970s singer Jobraith.
Back in February, Seattle became the third location to honour The Clash by officially recognising ‘International The Clash Day’. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recognised the day, which took place on February 7. You can watch the London Town clip below.