Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe Strummer in New 'London Town' Trailer
"Experience the music and energy of the 1970s punk underground." IFC Films has released an official US trailer for a film titled London Town, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as iconic musician Joe Strummer of the band The Clash. Not to be confused with the musical London Road, this film is set in the 1970s about a 15-year-old boy introduced to the iconic punk rock band The Clash and it changes his life forever. Daniel Huttlestone stars as Shay, Nell Williams as Vivian, along with Tom Hughes, Natascha McElhone, Dougray Scott and Kerry Howard. This looks like it might be a great double feature with Sing Street, or any punk rock film from England. Featuring music from The Clash, The Ramones and Buzzcocks. Fire it up.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Derrick Borte's London Town, direct from IFC's YouTube:
In 1970's London, when 15-year-old Shay hears the music of The Clash for the first time, it's a revelation, opening up a new world of social consciousness and anti-establishment defiance beyond anything he's known in his dead-end suburb. Drawn into the heart of the city’s burgeoning punk scene, he forges two relationships that will change his life, falling in love with rebellious cool girl Vivian and finding an unexpected connection with none other than The Clash's electrifying frontman, Joe Strummer. London Town is directed by German filmmaker Derrick Borte, of The Joneses, Dark Around the Stars and H8RZ previously. The screenplay is written by Matt Brown, based on an unproduced screenplay by Sonya Gildea & Kirsten Sheridan. IFC Films will open London Town in select US theaters + on VOD starting October 7th.