Interpol frontman turned solo star Paul Banks is set to star in a feature-length movie to be filmed next year.
Banks has landed the lead role in Mine to Kill – and you can watch a teaser trailer for the film below.
The movie was co-written by fellow New Yorkers Jeff Kinkle and James Kendi and was a finalist in the 2011 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.
The synopsis says: “Geoffrey Kendle is a creative director at a hip advertising agency in Manhattan. While his life is extraordinarily pleasant, a palpable sense of ennui persists. Knowing he will never die of starvation, Geoffrey is preoccupied he will one day die of boredom.
“Then while driving through a desolate patch of Upstate New York very late on a warm August night, he happens upon a woman in distress on the side of the road. The encounter sets in motion a series of events that gives him the impetus to leave his perfect life.”
Kendi is currently seeking funding the full-length film which he hopes shoot next year.
Banks is set to star in Mine To Kill
Ratatat’s Mike Stroud has also signed up to pen the film’s score.
Interpol’s self-titled fourth album was released in 2010 following the departure of bassist Carlos Dengler. Banks has said that the band have been working on new material.
After releasing his first solo album under the name Julian Plenti in 2009, Paul Banks released his second solo album ‘Banks’ on 22nd October. He will be touring the UK in 2013. Full dates are below. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
January 20 – The Academy, Dublin
January 21 – King Tuts, Glasgow
January 22 – Sound Control, Manchester
January 24 – Koko, Camden, London
Watch the trailer below.
Photos: Interpol live at Brixton Academy, 2010