If this story featured a woman - any woman - wearing a bikini top, Gordon Smart would have exploded:
GUY RITCHIE has set his sights on rock lords KASABIAN to provide music for his next film.
The RocknRolla director has invited guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO to join him for a cheeky single malt to discuss the idea.
It will come as no surprise to seasoned Gordon-watchers that "cheeky single malt" is not the most ill-placed, hackneyed phrase in the piece.
I bumped into the new GQ Film Director Of The Year at London's trendy Groucho Club.
That would be the most ill-place, hackneyed phrase right there.
Oh, and just to make it the perfect Gordon story, the "invite" turns out to be not quite an invite:
Guy told me [...] "I'd love to meet up with the band. The music on the latest album is like a film soundtrack. He's a talented bloke, Serge."
Coming from someone who made Snatch, that's high praise indeed.