[dropcap]The[/dropcap] British director Mark Gill, best known for his Oscar-nomitated short movie The Voorman Problem, started working on his Morrissey biopic Steven, focusing on the singer’s life before he rose to fame with The Smiths and solo, in 2014.
Slowly but steady, the cast for the highly anticipated movie is becoming more complete—and with the addition of Jack Lowden, recently starring in the BBC adaption of War and Peace, the main actor has been announced now, and with Jessica Brown Findlay, another actress has been cast as Linder Sterling, performance artist and good friend of Morrissey’s.
Producer Orian Williams says the script “looks inside the young mind of Steven Patrick Morrissey and captures a glimpse of what he observed and channelled in order to give us the future music of his thoughts, not only with The Smiths but his solo work as well”.
Mark Gill calls his movie “a love letter to Steven Patrick Morrissey and dark Satanic mills of Manchester”, and Manchester’s vivid music scene got examined by many more or less serious movies—from the hilarious Factory Records mockumentary 24 Hour Party People to Ian Curtis‘ cinematic epitaph Control, Steven will be next in line to turn the spotlight to one of the creative hotspots of the UK in the late 70s and early 80s.
Leeds should be next in line—An Andrew Eldritch biopic would be cool for sure.