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    Fri, 18 May 2007 16:26:52

    Ian Curtis Biopic Debuts at Cannes - The tragic front man of Joy Division gets an appropriate homage

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    • Joy Division - German actress Alexandra Maria Lara and British actor Sam Riley pose for photographers as they arrive for the premiere of their film "Control" 04 January 2008 in Berlin. The movie directed by Anton Corbijn portraits the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis who committed suicide at the age of 23.
    • Joy Division - German actress Alexandra Maria Lara and British actor Sam Riley pose for photographers as they arrive for the premiere of their film "Control" 04 January 2008 in Berlin. The movie directed by Anton Corbijn portraits the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis who committed suicide at the age of 23.

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    Photographer and novice director, Anton Corbijn, premiered his first film, Control, at Cannes this week. The movie, a biopic of Ian Curtis, the deceased front man of Joy Division, received rave reviews as it played to a rapturous audience.

    The actor portraying Curtis is Sam Riley, a 27-year-old undiscovered actor, who is also the frontman for UK indie band 10,000 Things. Corbjin said about the casting choice, "A lot of bands I met, including Joy Division, were kind of under dressed—a thin coat on, smoking and shivering in the cold. When I met Sam, it was also in the winter and he was totally the same."

    A US release date has not yet been set.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.18.07



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