Friday, February 10, 2006

Going Big Screen

Joy Division Film Cast Announced
(courtesy of NME)

Newcomer cast as Ian Curtis
The cast for the biographical film of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis'life has been announced.

The part of Ian Curtis will be played by newcomer Sam Riley and German actress Alexandra Maria Lara will play the part of his lover Annik Honore .
The film 'Control' will be the debut feature from music director Anton Corbijn, who has previously directed videos for the likes of Nirvana and U2.

The screenplay is based on the star's wife Deborah Curtis' book 'Touching From A Distance'. She will get a co-production credit on the film. The part of Curtis' widow will be taken by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton.

New Order will record new tracks for the film as well as specially re-recording a number of Joy Division tracks.

Also news of the Arctic Monkeys making a film based on their song "When The Sun Goes Down".
A film source told NME.COM: "Shooting took place before Christmas. The idea is to tell the story of the song from two different perspectives. The first film is called 'Scummy Man' and is 14 minutes long, and tells the story of a prostitute called Nina, the 'scummy man' mentioned in the title and all the low-life people who live in that world. The second film is called 'Just Another Day' and is shorter, about eight minutes long. It's the film from another perspective."


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