The Strokes rocker Albert Hammond Jr. is to write a screenplay based on Charles Bukowski's novel Pulp.
The guitarist has received permission from Bukowski's widow Linda to adapt the 1994 book and admits he is already thinking about casting.
He says, "I have people in mind. I have it in my head - I could do it now."
But Hammond Jr. denies the suggestion he wants to direct the movie, although he'd like to be involved in the production.
He adds, "I wouldn't want someone to ruin my script. I don't think they'd let me direct but I'd want to be somewhere in the picture like that."