Dutch Tilt Film and Culmination Productions have launched production on “London Town,” with Jonathan Rhys Meyers starring as Joe Strummer, frontman for influential punk band the Clash.
Derrick Borte is directing from a script by Kirsten Sheridan, Sonya Gildea and Matthew Brown. Daniel Huttlestone (“Into the Woods”), Dougray Scott (“Hitman”) and Natascha McElhone (“Californication”) also star.
Rhys Meyers has been attached to the project for several years. Producers are Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Tom Butterfield of Culmination Productions in association with WeatherVane Productions.
The film, set in 1978, centers on a teenager (played by Huttlestone) who ventures into central London from its bleak outskirts to find his estranged mother, played by McElhone, who’s sent him a cassette of the Clash’s “White Riot.”
Rhys Meyers recently wrapped on Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall.”
The film started shooting in London on June 28 and is expected to wrap by the end of July.
Executive producers are WeatherVane’s Jason VanEman, Ross Marroso, and Ben McConley; Vandermolen Film’s Alastair Burlingham, Lee Vandermolen, and Charlie Dombek; Angel Chen; Dennis Mykytyn; Head Gear’s Phil Hunt and Compton Ross; Tunnel Post’s Luke Daniels and Alan Poe; Jeff Rice; Matthew Lamothe; Steve Knox; Matthew Brown; Scott Lochmus, and Storyland Pictures.
The news was first reported by Screen.