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Hail to The Kinks in 'You Really Got Me'

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The Kinks are finally set to become the "Celluloid Heroes" they once sang about.

The story of the British rockers and self-described "Muswell Hillbillies" will be put to the silver screen in the musical biography film, "You Really Got Me," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"You Really Got Me," named after arguably the band's most popular single (besides perhaps "Lola"), will concentrate on the rock group founded by brothers Ray and Dave Davies that recorded such '60s pop ditties as "All Day and All of the Night" and "A Well Respected Man" before moving on to harder-edged '70s tracks such as "Low Budget" and "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and finally becoming MTV darlings with Top 40 '80s hits like "Come Dancing" and "Don't Forget to Dance."

The script is set to be written by British scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, which will concentrate on the band's meteoric rise as the "alternative choice" to The Beatles as well as on the notoriously combative relationship between the Davies brothers (summarized in the single "Hatred (A Duet)" on the band's last studio album, 1993's "Phobia").

Julien Temple, who worked with Ray Davies in the 1986 screen musical, "Absolute Beginners," is set to direct. No word on casting yet, though we'd like to throw in our vote for "Across the Universe" star Jim Sturgess as Ray and perhaps James Bond's latest Q, Ben Whishaw, as Dave? That would really get us!

Stay tuned for all news Kinda Kinks.

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