Kinks album to be made into film

Schoolboys in Disgrace to be adapted for the screen by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, with Ray Davies as executive producer

Raspy-voiced comedian Bobcat Goldthwait will direct a film based on the Kinks' Schoolboys in Disgrace, according to reports. The manic funny man, best known for appearing in the Police Academy films, has written a screenplay based on the 1976 album. Ray Davies will act as executive producer.

The original Schoolboys in Disgrace is a musical about a young trouble-maker, who transforms into super-villain Mr Flashs after being humiliated by his headmaster. "Schoolboys in Disgrace is a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you'll ever hear," Goldthwait told the Hollywood Reporter.

Producers Howard Gertler and Tim Perell are also planning to re-record the Kinks album with the cast of the forthcoming film, although they have yet to announce who is to star in the production.

"[Schoolboys in Disgrace] is a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals," Goldthwait explained. Shooting will begin soon in the UK.


Sean Michaels

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