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Scorsese: "Westlife are Next"


London -- Following the success of his recent Rolling Stones Rockumentary, Shine a Light, veteran director Martin Scorsese has decided to stick with the music theme for his next epic.

Westlife Sleep With the Fishes will see the Oscar-winning Scorsese go back to his mafia roots as he charts the career of syrupy balladeers Westlife and their little-known connections with Irish organised crime.

While the first half will be a conventional biopic on the boyband's rise to fame - the second act ushers in some darker, wish-fulfilment fantasy as the irritating crooners are all dispatched in increasingly gruesome fashion, aping classic scenes from Scorsese's impressive back-catalogue.

The action hots up at a concert in Dublin. As the boys rise up off their stools for a trademark key change, a shadowy loner known only as "Travis" picks off Kian Egan with a single sniper's bullet between the eyes, while mumbling something about Jodie Foster.

The remaining members of the group are soon on the run from the mob and there is more ultra-violence when Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne are skewered onto hooks and hung up in a meat freezer after a trembling rendition of Flying Without Wings fails to placate a rogue mob of Sicilian Wiseguys who have been "disrespected" in a New Jersey pizza parlour.

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