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From the streets of Philadelphia to the lanes of Luton - Bedfordshire boy's movie gets soundtrack from The Boss

Sarfraz and 'The Boss' Photo:

The director of Bend it Like Beckham, Ghurinda Chadha, knows a thing or two about blending British and Asian cultures into interesting and influential films.

And now she hopes she has another success on her hands. This time she is knitting together the life story of a boy from a Pakistani family growing up in Luton with the music of the American rock superstar Bruce Springsteen.

It's based on the book Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor. It'll be the first movie that Springsteen has provided the soundtrack for since Oscar winning Philadelphia.

"In the same way that 'Bend It Like Beckham took a family that most people might think was alien to them, you don't know them, it took you into their lives, made you see things from their perspective. That's what we're doing here, but this time it's a Pakistani family in Luton ion the 80s."

– Ghurinda Chadha

And in a story that's straight out of Hollywood, the film was made possible by Bruce Springsteen who had read the book, fell in love with it and allowed his music to be used in the film.