Philip John
Dean Cavanagh
Carlene Marshall-King, Mike Peden, Phil Taylor

Band On The Run

HMRC pre-approved SEIS

The Babyknives is a Scottish rock band, newly signed to music impresario Tommy Gunn. When a US tour, masterminded by Gunn, catapults the band into the public eye, it’s not long before the band members realise they have been duped by their manager into smuggling for a global drugs operation.

BAND ON THE RUN is a lurid black-comedy set in the fucked-up world of Rock N Roll. Adapted from the book of the same name, it is a rollercoaster of taboo-bursting mayhem. It will be directed by multi-BAFTA nominated, multi award winning director Philip John (Downton Abbey, Spotless, Crossing Lines, Being Human) and written by Dean Cavanagh (Wedding Belles) supervised by
Irvine Welch (Trainspotting). Robert Pattinson is in consideration to play the lead.

Cast attached include:

Brendan Coyle – Tomorrow Never Dies, The Raven, The Jacket.

John Bradley – Game Of Thrones, Merlin, Shameless.

David Bowie was scheduled to appear in Band on the Run. As a tribute to him he will be remembered in the film.