The early 80s British 2 Tone scene is set to be immortalised in a new film.
’Clubbed’ is set to star ’Shameless’ actress Maxine Peake, and will be directed by ’Taxi!’ director Neil Thompson. ’Shameless’ creator Paul Abbott is the executive producer of the film.
The movie will be set in Coventry, the home of the sharp-suited, ska-influenced scene of 2 Tone, which saw bands like The Specials, The Selecter and The Beat rising to prominence. The scene influenced the sound of bands like The Ordinary Boys and The Enemy.
The plotline involves a factory worker on the verge of a nervous breakdown who finds his life changed following his involvement with a group of club doormen.
The film will be scored by M-People’s Paul Heard, and will feature a diverse variety of 80s ska, Northern Soul and R&B tracks.
The movie is set to be released in early 2008.