Former bass player with the band Peter Hook reveals which famous star is likely to take the role...

Former Joy Division bassist PETER HOOK has revealed that HOLLWOOD star JUDE LAW is tipped to be cast as the late IAN CURTIS in a new film about the band.

Plans for a biopic focusing on Curtis were announced at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May. The singer was just 23 when he committed suicide in 1980.

Hook said: “The whisper I’ve heard is that Jude Law will probably play the role.”

He told the Macclesfield Express: “It’s not a bad choice. The film is being made by Hollywood, but what’s important is that they get the story right.”

The film will be based on Curtis’ widow Deborah’s book ‘Touching From A Distance’.

Producer Tood Eckert said: “We are speaking with an actor who is huge and looks rather a lot like Ian. He has just finished a couple of films in which the only thing he listened to was Joy Division and [url=]New Order.”

He added: “Should this guy ultimately agree that he is going to play Ian, it would make it a much bigger film. Ian Curtis is one of the most important figures in the history of music.”