For years, Johnny Flynn has made a name for himself as an exciting and rising British actor in films like The beast and Ground Meat Operation – but long before appearing on the screen, he was first and foremost a folk singer. Now he’s combining those two talents in a new movie. The score – an intimate British musical drama starring Will Poulter and Naomi Ackie (and Flynn himself), with a suite of folk songs written by… you guessed it. Get an exclusive first look at the trailer here.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Two petty crooks, Mike (Flynn) and Troy (Poulter), are on a mission – the “score” – which they both expect to turn their circumstances around. At a roadside cafe, as they wait for a handover, Troy falls in love with the waitress, Gloria (Ackie), and begins to question his life choices, while the threat of real danger urges you to meet them.”
Writer/director Malachi Smyth drew inspiration from an intriguing mix of French New Wave cinema and the independent films of Paul Thomas Anderson. “It was the combination they had of being very free to experiment, but also drawing inspiration from traditional Hollywood gangsters and western films from the 30s and 40s that inspired me,” he says. “This combination, with the added European touch, resulted in some very distinctive films.”
Flynn’s soundtrack will be released by EMI in the fall, with more details to come, and The score will be in select UK cinemas and on demand from September 9.