Mark Elliot is set to make his directorial debut with the big screen adaptation of Liam Boyle's rock and roll drug novel Powder. According to The Hollywood Reporter, singer Lily Allen's younger brother Alfie Allen is set to star in this upcoming drama.

The original novel revolved around a small time band that makes it big in the music industry, and thus succumbs to all the evils it has to offer. The project is also set to star newcomers Jefferson Hall, Al Weaver, Jo Woodcock and Vinette Robinson.

Powder will begin filming at London's V Festival starting next week. The film will shoot in Liverpool, London, and Ibiza before wrapping in Spain this October.

B. Alan Orange