Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay to star in Morrissey biopic

She'll play a close friend in the new film

Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay is set to play a close friend of Morrissey in upcoming biopic Steven.

Findlay will portray Linder Sterling, a Liverpudlian visual artist and close friend to Morrissey. She is known as Lady Sybil Cora Branson in British period drama Downton Abbey.

Steven is set to be directed by Mark Gill, who has previously worked on films Lovelace, Olympus Has Fallen, Law Abiding Citizen and more. The film has been written by Gill and William Thacker.

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The film will also star Scottish actor Jack Lowden as Morrissey himself. The biopic will document his life in the ’70s prior to becoming the ’80s icon we all know and love/hate today.

Steven‘s producer Orian Williams and casting director Shaheen Baig both worked on the Ian Curtis biopic Control.

There’s currently no release date but filming for Steven starts in Manchester from mid-April.