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Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch helming musical GOD HELP THE GIRL; Elle Fanning to star

Joshua Brunsting

April 11th, 2012

From leading one of the most beloved indie bands of this generation to now finally getting a cast for a feature film he’s been working on for nearly a decade now, it’s been an interesting road for Belle And Sebastian leader Stuart Murdoch.

With the modern film musical all but dead, we turn to Murdoch now for his musical GOD HELP THE GIRL, which according to Variety  will star Elle Fanning and Olly Alexander.  Inspired by The French New Wave and early post-punk, the film will follow two girls and a guy (but sadly, no pizza place), over the span of one summer.

Now, Murdoch, who has indeed been working on this project for years now, released a record of the same name three years ago - a great little neo-time capsule of pop music. Personally, as a huge fan of both his band and the record, I can’t wait for this thing.  This is just the type of musical that the film world needs to revive the genre, so here’s to hoping that we can see this thing sooner rather than later.


Source Variety

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