Kasabian To Score New Film

Sergio Pizzorno working on 'London Boulevard'

Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno is set to score the forthcoming film ‘London Boulevard’.

It’s become almost a tradition – hard, geezer based films with hard, geezer based indie soundtracks. Blame Guy Ritchie, but it seems that street level cinema aimed at lads is here to stay.

The latest such film ‘London Boulevard’ has decided to cut out the middle man and just place a high profile musician in charge of the soundtrack. Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno is due to pick the songs for the movie, even recording new pieces for the film.

The hidden songwriter in Kasabian, Sergio Pizzorno takes a back seat dispute contributing heavily towards the music. Now the guitarist will take a solo turn, adding the soundtrack to ‘London Boulevard’.

The film was directed by Oscar winning screenwriter William Monohan, who previously worked on ‘The Departed’. Starring an all star British cast, ‘London Boulevard’ boasts appearances from Colin Farrell, Keria Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin and Ray Winstone, amongst others.

Roped in to contribute the soundtrack, Sergio Pizzorno has responded with a variety of material. The full details have not been unveiled, but the Kasabian guitarist is written the entire score and is set to record vocals on some material.

An adaptation of Ken Bruen’s modern noir novel, ‘London Boulevard’ is set to be released on November 26th.

Meanwhile, Kasabian are beginning to record material for their fourth album. Released last year, ‘West Ryder Pauper Asylum’ thrust the band into the world of arena tours and headline festival slots.

Retiring to the studio earlier this year the band have given contradictory interviews about the new material. However, with any new release a long way off the new soundtrack should tise fans over.

Kasabian’s new album is set to be released in 2011.

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