9 Feb 2006
Sam Riley to play Ian Curtis in 'Control' biopic 
Screen Daily [subscription required, 14-day free trial available] reports that unknown actor Sam Riley has landed his first big role and will play Ian Curtis in the forthcoming biopic of Ian Curtis. Alexandra Maria Lara will play his lover Annik Honore. Samantha Morton has already been cast to play Deborah Curtis. Anton Corbijn will direct. Subject to final funding being sorted out it is hoped that filming will start in the spring.

Thanks to Chrissmari on Livejournal and the IMDb Message Board for Control [free registration required] for info.


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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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