The protest group shot to fame in 2012 when three members - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich - were jailed for staging a performance at a church in Moscow to show their opposition to Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

The scandal hit headlines around the world, and following the trio's subsequent release, they have featured in several documentaries highlighting their story, and Tolokonnikova and Alekhina even landed roles in an episode of political drama House of Cards earlier this year (15).

Now they are set to appear in their first feature film after travelling to Bulgaria to shoot scenes for Looking For Kleptocracy, a movie about a fictional, gangster-controlled government.

The film's co-director Kevin Booth tells Broadwayworld.com, "As a former professional hard rock bass player, Russian rock bands always seemed like a joke. That was until I watched the HBO documentary called Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. It took balls of steel to do what the Russian punk band did. It resulted in Vladimir Putin sending two of the members to a forced labour prison camp for two years. When the leader of Pussy Riot, Nadia Tolokonnikova, accepted our invitation to come to Bulgaria, we knew that we had a chance to create something special."

Looking For Kleptocracy is being shot in Bulgaria and other locations including Russia and the U.S.