The Arctic Monkeys
are following suit with popular British bands that have gone before them, playing themselves in the upcoming rock mockumentary, Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee.
The movie focuses on Nicholas (who prefers the name Le Donk), played by Paddy Considine, a roadie and freeloader to the white freestyle rapper,
Scor-zay-zee. Much of the film details Scor-zay-zee's quest for fame,
and Le Donk's efforts to land his friend a gig to play with Arctic
Monkeys. Frontman Alex Turner and company will play an integral role in the film's resolve.
Director Shane Meadows, credited with This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes,
signed on to the project as a prized commodity in the realm of British
film-making talent. His previous undertaking fell to funding troubles,
which spurred him to direct Le Donk with the help of Considine's monetary contributions.
has already premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in
June, in addition to the Latitude festival in Suffolk, England,
according to NME.com. It is slated for an Oct. 9 UK release, followed by a DVD release on Oct. 26.
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