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Status Quo take to the big screen in first film

Status Quo are swapping gold discs for the silver screen -- by launching a movie career.

The veteran rock act are shooting their first ever film -- a 90-minute action caper -- in Fiji, due to be released next year.

The group -- led by Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi -- will play themselves in the movie, and the cast features former EastEnders star Craig Fairbrass, together with Jon Lovitz who appeared in The Wedding Singer.


Bula Quo!, which takes its name from a traditional Fijian greeting, will include 12 of the band's songs.

Rossi (62) said: "The one thing Quo fans know is to expect the unexpected.

"Of course, Rick and I have already acted in Coronation Street, one of the biggest TV shows on the planet, so this should be no trouble at all -- according to management."