Story of Brit Pop Kings The Kinks to Hit the Big Screen

Ray Davies: 1976
Courtesy of Clive Davis

“That was taken at the Dorchester Hotel in London when I signed the Kinks. He was not selling commensurate with his history. We worked together, and with his hits and magical performing ability, Ray returned to playing at Madison Square Garden."

BBC Films backs Julien Temple’s “You Really Got Me,” being produced by Recorded Picture Co.

LONDON -- An account of the friction between Ray and Dave Davies, the brothers who formed seminal Brit band The Kinks, is tuning up for the big screen nicely.

BBC Films, the pubcaster’s stand-alone filmmaking arm, is backing You Really Got Me, which is being produced by Jeremy Thomas’s Recorded Picture Co.

Julien Temple will direct from a script being penned by veteran British scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Thomas has the big-screen adaptation rights to both autobiographies of the brothers Davies.

BBC Films chief Christine Langan told The Hollywood Reporter that she was awaiting a draft for the film with “excitement.”

The project has attracted backing from the British Film Institute’s development fund to just north of £50,000 ($79,450).