Morrissey Reportedly to Be Examined with Biopic
Published May 07, 2014Last year, endlessly quotable Smiths singer Morrissey told us his story in his Autobiography. Soon, his fans may once again have a chance to learn about their hero's life, this time via a biographical film.
According to a story from the Hollywood Reporter [via Morrissey-solo/Pitchfork], the flick will be called Steven (which is Moz's first name). It will apparently focus on the singer's early life growing up in Manchester, UK, prior to achieving fame with the Smiths.
It's being helmed by writer-directer Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem), while Orian Williams is on board as a producer. Given that this film is unauthorized, it seems unlikely that they will have access to any musical rights. Of course, since this will focus on Morrissey's life prior to the Smiths, this probably won't be much of an obstacle.
Shooting is slated to begin by the end of 2014. Assuming that the project goes ahead as planned, we're bound to hear more details about it soon.
Meanwhile, Morrissey has a new solo album called World Peace Is None of Your Business in the works. He's been in the Canadian news lately thanks to his condemnation of our county's seal hunt.