Hawkins & Barat Are Meek Leads

Former Darkness singer Justin Hawkins and ex-Libertines guitarist Carl Barat have reportedly signed up to appear in a new Joe Meek biopic called Telstar.

The pair will play the roles of Screaming Lord Sutch and Gene Vincent in the film about the life of the famous tone-deaf music producer says British site Digital Spy.

Kevin Spacey is also rumoured to have agreed to play the part of Major Banks, a financial supporter of Meek, in the film.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels actor Nick Moran makes his directorial debut on the film scheduled for release in spring 2008.