Photographer Anton Corbijn, probably best known as the official videographer of Depeche Mode, has signed on to direct a biopic on Ian Curtis, the doomed lead singer of British goth-pop band Joy Division. The film, to be produced by ex-Joy Division manager Tony Wilson (the subject of 2002's 24 Hour Party People) and Curtis' widow Deborah Curtis for Orion Williams and Todd Eckert's Claraflora shingle, is looking to begin production in Manchester this fall. In a statement, Claraflora's Williams insisted that the planned film is "not your typical biopic. It gives you some sort of understanding of who (Curtis) was." Let's hope so - or else they'll only have mobs of angry, aging goths to answer to.


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