03/05/2008 at 09:00 AM EST
Pete Doherty is making headlines again – and it's not
about his bad behavior!
The British singer is joining forces with his former Libertines bandmate, Carl Barat, to write a musical for a well-respected London theater, the BBC reports
The show – about the struggles of an up-and-coming rock band – is "very much in the early stages of development, with no deadlines attached," confirmed a rep for the Donmar Warehouse theater.
"The theater wants lots of new songs," Barat told Britain's Sunday Mirror
newspaper. "We'll probably have to write about 20."
In the past, the Donmar Warehouse has sent several of its productions to Broadway, including Frost/Nixon
and The Blue Room
– Caris Davis