Joe Strummer biopic set for cinema release

Unseen Clash footage to feature in new film

A biopic about the life of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer is set to be released in UK cinemas.

Entitled ‘Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten’, the documentary contains never-before-seen footage of the singer and his legendary band including studio sessions, archive and early childhood footage along with interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Bono, Red Hot Chili Peppers and bandmate Mick Jones.

The biopic, which is directed by Julien Temple, the man behind the ‘Glastonbury’ film and The Sex Pistols flick ‘The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle’, is narrated using old audio recordings of Strummer himself.

A soundtrack of the film will also be released on May 14, and includes unreleased material by The Clash, plus tracks from Strummer‘s other projects, from The 101ers to The Mescaleros, along with the music that influenced him including reggae, rock ‘n’ roll and world music.

‘Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten’ will hit UK cinemas on May 18.