Russell Brand has said his latest film role has been inspired by the likes of Liam and Noel Gallagher, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Morrissey.
The comic is currently filming for Get Him To The Greek, which sees him reprise his character Aldous Snow from 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
In the new film, Snow fronts a band called Infant Sorrow, and when he was asked whether any musicians had inspired the role, he replied: “Lots. Jagger, Keith Richards, Bowie, Morrissey, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher. I’m friendly with some musicians so I’m able to watch them. They’re very different from comedians. They’re rude – at the least the ones I know. They’re so self-assured.”
Brand told Comingsoon.net: “I didn’t ransack the biography of my musical chums. I felt that would sort of be like grave robbing. I did lots of characteristics and traits from some musicians I know like Morrissey or Noel Gallagher for example.”
In February, director Nick Stoller told Hitfix that Carl Barat has written songs for the project, which are likely to be sung by Brand fronting the fictional Infant Sorrow. Jarvis Cocker has also contributed three songs.
P Diddy, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, Christina Aguilera and Brand‘s girlfriend Katy Perry all appear in the film.