Speculation over who would get to play Ian Curtis in the film of his life is
at an end, with the announcement that the Joy Division singer is to be
played by newcomer Sam Riley. German actress Alexandra Maria Lara is to play
his lover Annik Honore, whilst the role of his wife Deborah will be played
by Samantha Morton.
The film entitled ‘Control’ is based on the book ‘Touching From A Distance’,
by the aforementioned Deborah Curtis, and is to be directed by Anton
Corbijn. As previously reported, New Order are to record new tracks as well
as re-recording some Joy Division songs for the film’s soundtrack.