While many believed a recent report that Jack White is in talks with director/comedian Bobcat Goldthwait to collaborate on a new musical film based on the Kinks’ 1975 concept album Schoolboys in Disgrace was too good (or unlikely) to be true, we now have word from the film’s executive producer himself, ex-Kinks singer Ray Davies. “[Jack White’s] a great technical player and would bring some great anarchy to it, which is in keeping with the script,” Davies told BBC News (via Rolling Stone) after confirming that White would be recording music — with his “great anarchic sound” — for the film if an agreement was reached between both parties.
As we mentioned last time this story popped up, the project is in its very early stages, so we won’t hold our breath for White singing “Jack the Idiot Dunce” just yet. Here’s hoping, though, it keeps building momentum and we’ll get the Third Man Records leader’s take on the future Mr. Flash’s team of mischievous schoolchildren soon.
*Update: According to a rep for White, Davies’ quotes aren’t accurate. “Jack White has great respect for the Kinks and the film’s director, Bobcat Goldthwait, but has no plans to record any music for the film.”