Ten years ago, Jonathan Rhys Meyers played Elvis Presley — the so-called king of rock & roll — in the CBS miniseries Elvis. Now, the Irish actor is taking on Joe Strummer, the frontman of revolutionary British punk band The Clash.
The coming-of-age drama London Town, which wrapped this summer, is set in 1970s London and follows a 14-year-old boy (Into the Woods actor Daniel Huttlestone) whose life changes after his estranged mother sends him a cassette of The Clash’s “White Riot.”
The film is helmed by German director Derrick Borte, from a script by Kirsten Sheridan, Sonya Gildea and Matt Brown. London Town also stars Dougray Scott (Hitman), Natascha McElhone (Californication), and Tom Hughes (The Game). A release date is yet to be announced.
Meyers, best known for his performance as King Henry VIII in The Tudors, has more recently appeared in the NBC’s canceled vampire drama Dracula and Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall.
Get a first look at Meyers as The Clash rocker in the image above.