Abadi to debut with music biz pic

Magnet lines up 'The Story of ------'

LONDON — First-time helmer James Abadi will direct “The Story of ___,” Magnet Films’ surreal satire of the U.K. music industry.

The $4 million budgeted feature stars Finlay Robertson as a frustrated music biz exec who accidentally invents a hit group called FUCK from a bunch of no-hopers.

Lee Boardman plays a rival who tries to steal the band and Rik Mayall plays a megalomaniac head of the record company.

Band members are played by Andrew Thomas Jones, Joe Absolom, Ameet Chana and Desire Dubounet. Tamsin Egerton also stars.

London-based Magnet co-produce with Abadi Films and CTW Productions in Budapest.

“I’m a genius and if the film isn’t a huge success, it’s someone else’s fault,” declared a not-so-bashful Adadi, who co-wrote the script with his cousin Adam Abadi.

Pic is the second feature from Gary Sinyor’s Magnet Film, following recently completed “In Your Dreams.”

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