Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr
, drummer for the legendary band, The Beatles
, is currently collaborating with former Eurythmics
guitarist Dave Stewart, on an upcoming musical feature.
According to Rolling Stone
, the 71-year-old Starr and 59-year-old Stewart have officially signed on for a film entitled, Hole in the Fence
. The musical drama will be a coming-of-age tale about crew of young people from a "depressing mining town," reports Deadline Hollywood
; in order to escape, the kids form a musical group.
The film will be released by Paramount Studios, and will be penned by David Harris, who coincidentally is also working with Stewart on adapting the graphic novel, Zombie Broadway
. Stewart and Starr will serve as executive producers of the flick alongside Pam Williams.
According to NME
, this isn't the first time Starr and Stewart have collaborated. They worked together on Starr's 17th solo album, Ringo 2012
, back in January along with Joe Walsh, and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
was released within a matter of weeks of Kisses on the Bottom
, by Starr's former Beatle bandmate, Paul McCartney; even so, Starr says there isn't any tension or rivalry between them. The former album was a follow-up to 2010's Y Not
which featured McCartney on the song, Walk With You