You’ve Really Got Me will focus on the intense relationship between brothers Ray and Dave Davies, who formed the band in North London in 1964, and will explore how The Kinks drew on the music hall tradition as well as rock and roll to create their sound. Temple is collaborating on the project with Ray Davies on the film’s approach before a work begins in a screenplay.
Speaking to ScreenDaily, Temple said: “At the heart of it is the extraordinary love-hate relationship between these two brothers: love/hate, sibling rivalry is at the core. I think it’s a very rich social, cultural nexus around The Kinks. Their story is the untold story of all those big bands of the 1960s.”
The cast has yet to be announced but Temple says the actors will be required to play The Kinks music. “I think you would want to have the music played by the actors…that is believable and real while miming is problematic.”