"Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooting

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By davidt on May 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM
  1. davidt

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    Arthur sends the scan from The Hollywood Reporter (May 16, 2014 issue):

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    Morrissey the Movie
    One of the most unique - and oblique - figures in music is about to get a biopic and, like him, a highly unusual one. The unauthorized film Steven - the first name of former Smiths' leader Morrissey - will cover the pre-Smiths life of the depressive poetic bisexual vegetarian, growing up in bleak Manchester, England, and his triumph over an alienated childhood to become the cult star he is today. (The singer, 54, is on tour, playing the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 10.) It will be helmed by Mark Gill, the British writer-director of the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Problem. Producers include Orian Williams (Control, Big Sur), who clearly has a thing for biopics: His current one is on The Who's late manager Kit Lambert. Shooting will begin on Steven at year's end.



    UPDATE May 9:

    Years of Refusal: Morrissey Biopic to Focus on Singer's Early Life - Rolling Stone

    Excerpt:

    "The film covers Morrissey's life pre-Smiths and is more of a portrait than a conventional biopic," Gill said in a statement. "It's as much a film for non-Morrissey fans as it is for die-hard devotees, but I can't deny that this is a love letter to Steven Patrick Morrissey and the dark satanic mills of Manchester."



    UPDATE May 12:

    Morrissey biopic 'Steven' in the works - Los Angeles Times

    Excerpt:

    Whether Morrissey will be involved with the project is not yet known. The singer did recently share his own take on his life story via a 464-page memoir, "Autobiography," released last year.

    ...Baldwin Li and Orian Williams are producing the movie, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year. Williams' credits include "Control," Anton Corbijn's 2007 biographical film about Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, another Manchester musician.




    Also includes a link to the official announcement by Honlodge Productions:

    ‘Steven’ – Morrissey Biopic
    THE OSCAR-NOMINATED TEAM BEHIND THE VOORMAN PROBLEM ANNOUNCE MORRISSEY BIOPIC
     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2014 (read-only)' started by davidt, May 7, 2014.

    1. DAVIE
      DAVIE
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      I see Morrissey's fist hitting a large wooden table over this...
    2. CrystalGeezer
      CrystalGeezer
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      I worked at a bookstore for eleven years, I think I can manage to shelve this.
    3. DAVIE
      DAVIE
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      I wonder if they even asked Morrissey? I can see a true-to-you message looming in the works :D
    4. Berryvox
      Berryvox
      lol That's gonna be awful.
    5. Stanley the 2nd
      Stanley the 2nd
      I feel a lawsuit looming!
    6. MarioTheMexMozFan
      MarioTheMexMozFan
      We're all going to watch it.
      oh yes we will.......somehow, somewhere.
    7. marred
      marred
      How dare he. I will be making the Morrissey biopic one day hopefully in the not too distant future but it will be done with consultation from the man himself... hopefully. The opening credits could be interesting.

      A film about Morrissey directed by a Marr...
    8. DAVIE
      DAVIE
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      And then complain about it! that actor was terrible! that graveyard didn't have enough graves! Why is James Maker a love interest? I can see it now :D
    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      I wonder if they are going to put in the scene where Jackie shoves Ponds cold cream up his nose and Nanny tries to remedy the situation with pepper. I should probably write some of the scenes since I get Moz and can comprehend his writing. Oh well.

      I want to write the scene with Simon Topping breaking the news that his mother disapproves of their friendship (Simon Topping's mama is such a dumb judgmental bitch!)

    10. marred
      marred
      even calling this film STEVEN is a bad sign in itself.
    11. Ryan
      Ryan
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      This sounds like a fantastic idea. Not.
    12. Michael Ferry
      Michael Ferry
      I'd imagine Morrissey's disapproval and, possibly, some trouble getting the music rights. It's pre-Smiths yes, so maybe that's their idea and they therefore don't have to worry about such things. Anyone who read Autobiography can recall how beautifully he captured all his musical epiphanies when growing up. To capture such ideas on screen would be amazing.
    13. Guernie
      Guernie
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      Yes I agree marred . Moz has showed on several interviews that he hates being called Steven and now to do a film by that name ?????? looks like someone is on "get rich while Moz is (somewhat) hot " pay out .
      Last edited: May 8, 2014
    14. marred
      marred
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      Yes Guernie, it definitely smells of "riding coat tails of book sales" :)
    15. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      I can't wait to see this movie. An authorized biopic would be rubbish.
    16. conchrisoulis
      conchrisoulis
      In any case, you can read about Morrissey's early years as an unknown Mancunian called Steven in my daily online comic, Tales of The Smiths (after 330 episodes, I am currently narrating events that occurred in 1979)!
      Click HERE for the latest episode
      Last edited: May 9, 2014
    17. davidt
      davidt
      Re: "Steven" - unauthorized biopic covering Morrissey's pre-Smiths life by Mark Gill to begin shooti

      Morrissey biopic 'Steven' in the works - Los Angeles Times

      Excerpt:

      Whether Morrissey will be involved with the project is not yet known. The singer did recently share his own take on his life story via a 464-page memoir, "Autobiography," released last year.

      ...Baldwin Li and Orian Williams are producing the movie, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year. Williams' credits include "Control," Anton Corbijn's 2007 biographical film about Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, another Manchester musician.



      Also includes a link to the official announcement by Honlodge Productions:

      ‘Steven’ – Morrissey Biopic
      THE OSCAR-NOMINATED TEAM BEHIND THE VOORMAN PROBLEM ANNOUNCE MORRISSEY BIOPIC
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