10 February 2006

Who will play Ian Curtis in the film about his life?

For a while, everyone said Jude Law. I figured it should be Sean Harris who played Ian in 24 Hour Party People...

Turns out, it's neither. But at least it's not going to be Jude!

From NME:

"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."
One Louder has a great write up about the whole thing.

New Order / Joy Division official site