Jarvis Cocker has been busy promoting his second solo effort, Further Complications, lately, but he’s apparently been up to some film-related projects: Cocker has written a song with director Wes Anderson for Anderson’s animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Cocker is writing all the songs for the film, but he and Anderson paired up to record a “little hoedown number” together.
Cocker also has a part in Fantastic Mr. Fox, playing the role of a musician puppet that looks just like him. He was also supposed to do some narration, but his part was cut when American audiences reacted poorly to his Sheffield accent. Fantastic Mr. Fox is slated for a November 13 release.