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IFC Films Buys US Rights The Clash Movie ‘London Town’

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers stars as Joe Strummer in movie about the rise of legendary punk rock band

IFC Films has obtained the U.S. rights to “London Town,” a film centered on the English punk rock band The Clash.

The acquisition came just prior to the world premiere of the film at the L.A. Film Festival.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, best known for his roles in “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Mission Impossible III,” stars as the lead vocalist of the band, Joe Strummer.

The film, directed by Derrick Borte, is set in 1970s London and follows a 14-year-old boy’s journey as he falls in love with the famed band.

The case also includes Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone, Tom Hughes and Kerry Howard.

Borte is known for projects like “The Joneses” and “H8RZ.”