Roberto Ferdenzi posted the link:
Exclusive “Magic Mike” Star Joe Manganiello to Star in Film About Punk Rock Group The Smiths - Showbiz411
by Roger Friedman - May 3, 2016 12:00 pm
EXCLUSIVE “Shoplifters of the World” will star Joe Manganiello, and be produced by his brother Nick and my old friend Laura Rister (who was not my source for this story, unfortunately).
It’s a cool idea about the Smiths, Morrissey’s famous punk band. In 1987, on the night when Morrissey said the Smiths were breaking up — a sad kid brought a gun to a radio station in Denver, Colorado and locked himself inside the studio. He held everyone hostage and made them play the Smiths over and over.
“True Blood” and “Magic Mike XXL” star Manganiello will play the DJ Mickey in whom the kid, Ryan, confides. Sounds like a boon for the Smiths catalog. Maybe Morrissey can play a cameo.
UPDATE May 4:
Joe Manganiello Making Smiths Movie Shoplifters of the World, With Morrissey's Approval - Pitchfork
- "Shoplifters of the World" - Smiths comedy film forthcoming, Russell Brand eyed for role - Feb. 10, 2012
- Did a Smiths fan really hold a Denver radio station hostage in 1987? - westword.com - Feb. 19, 2013
- The Smiths '80s radio-station takeover: What really happened according to the police report - westword.com - Feb. 26, 2013
- 80's radio takeover story update - interview with James Kiss and Greg Fadick - westword.com - Feb. 27, 2013