White Stripes frontman Jack White is to have a part in the upcoming Anthony Minghella movie 'Cold Mountain'.

Rolling Stone reports that White will have a walk-on part in the film, which stars Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, and will also write songs for the soundtrack.

'Cold Mountain' is based on Charles Frazier's novel of the same name and tells the story of a Confederate soldier's journey home in the closing stages of the American Civil War.

It is due for release next year.