Friday, July 30, 2004

Jude Law is Ian Curtis, apparently

According to the NME and Peter Hook, Jude Law is being lined up to play Ian Curtis in a bio-pic of the Joy Division lead singer.

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The film will be based on Deborah Curtis's book Touching From a Distance. I find it odd to think that such a film is being made; Curtis's enigmatic appeal is certainly not hard to appreciate yet the idea that Hollywood would deem Joy Division an attractive subject... it's strange.

What appeals most, however, is the concept that the other players in the late 1970s music scene are likely to feature too; how wonderful and surprising it is to think that A Certain Ratio will have been portrayed in two separate and (presumably) widely-seen movies!? Would Vini Reilly ever have imagined that one day a pasty-faced Hollywood actor would be clutching a guitar and pretending to be him? Great.

Hollywood star to play tragic Joy Division singer? - NME.COM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jude Law? OK, I can certainly see myself going to that film!

Scarlet.

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Fuck off.

Iva said...

I like Joy Division very much and I can't believe that the film about them is being made!! I have no idea how's it going to look but I can't wait to see it!!

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