||[May. 2nd, 2007|01:14 pm]
indie rock happenings
Joy Division Film Screens at Cannes|
Control, the new film about the life of Ian Curtis, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17th. Celebrities in attendance will reportedly include members of New Order, Depeche Mode, and Bono. The film is the feature-length directorial debut of noted photographer Anton Corbijn. Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis commited suicide in 1980 at the age of 23. The role of Ian Curtis will be taken on by little-known 27 year old English actor Sam Riley, who most notably played Mark E. Smith in the film 24 Hour Party People. Meanwhile Samantha Morton (Minority Report, Jesus' Son) will play Curtis' wife. The film will open in various European countries this September. A U.S. release date has not been confirmed.