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See Jonathan Rhys Meyers Kick Out ‘Clash City Rockers’ in ‘London Town’

Actor delivers snarling performance as Joe Strummer in clip from new coming-of-age movie

Jonathan Rhys Meyers delivers a blistering performance of the Clash‘s “Clash City Rockers” as Joe Strummer in the latest clip from the upcoming movie, London Town.

The coming-of-age film tells the story of Shay (Daniel Huttlestone), a budding, Clash-obsessed punk who happens to meet Strummer on several occasions (including once in a jail cell). The new clip, however, finds Shay marveling at his hero onstage as he attends a show with his love interest/punk guru, Vivian (Nell Williams).

As for Meyers’ portrayal of Strummer, the actor expertly captures the blunt lilt of the frontman’s sneer as he barrels through “Clash City Rockers,” which appeared on the Clash’s 1977 self-titled debut. Meyers even peppers the song’s final refrain with tongue trills as the band bashes out the song’s bombastic breakdown.

London Town will open in theaters and be available on VOD and iTunes on October 7th. Along with the Clash, the soundtrack will feature music by the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, Toots and the Maytals, Willie Williams and Stiff Little Fingers.

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