Cast for Joy Division film announced

Newcomer cast as Ian Curtis

The cast for the biographical film of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis‘life has been announced.

The part of Ian Curtis will be played by newcomer Sam Riley and German actress Alexandra Maria Lara will play the part of his lover Annik Honore, according to

The film ‘Control’ will be the debut feature from music director Anton Corbijn, who has previously directed videos for the likes of Nirvana and U2.

The screenplay is based on the star’s wife Deborah Curtis’ book ‘Touching From A Distance’. She will get a co-production credit on the film. The part of Curtis‘ widow will be taken by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton.

New Order will record new tracks for the film as well as specially re-recording a number of Joy Division tracks.