First look at 'Shoplifters of the World' film - Variety

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    Mar 9, 2018


    First Look at The Smiths-Infused Comedy-Drama ‘Shoplifters of the World’ (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety

    London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has released the first-look image for The Smiths-infused comedy-drama “Shoplifters of the World,” which Variety is publishing exclusively. WestEnd is screening footage to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market.

    Based on an urban legend, the film is set over the course of one night in the lives of four friends in Denver, who are reeling from the news of the split up of iconic British band The Smiths. The local radio station is hijacked by an impassioned Smiths fan with a gun, who makes the DJ play nothing but Smiths tracks for the entire night.

    The still shows Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”), who plays the hijacker. Joe Manganiello (“Magic Mike,” “True Blood”) plays the DJ. The cast also includes Helena Howard, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, and James Bloor. The film, written and directed by Stephen Kijak (“Scott Walker – 30 Century Man”), will feature 20 tracks by The Smiths.

    The movie is produced by Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister, 3:59’s Joe and Nick Manganiello, Piccadilly Pictures’ Christopher Figg. Also producing are Phil Hoelting, Adam Schoon and Lorianne Hall. Robert Whitehouse and Dawn Bierschwal, from Piccadilly Pictures, are exec producing.
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alexi, Feb 9, 2019.

    1. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Is that a Gandi quote there Frank?
    2. joe frady
      joe frady

      Cute pastiche of the covers for the key art.

      But "Viva Hate"?
      í haven't been paying that much attention to this thing, but doesn't that kinda mess with the timeline of the narrative?

      Or perhaps the poster is an abstract expression of the wider theme of Pop Devotion...?

    3. Whizz Kid
      Whizz Kid
      In America, unless you were reading the British music press, it wasn't known for months that the Smiths had broken up. A solo Morrissey album might have been the first inkling for many and even then there was still hope that there'd be another Smiths album.
    4. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      I think this was included for the same reason that the Sheila...7" sits in the Ask promo box. Set dressing with some, but not enough thought.
      It's set in summer '87 - so Viva Hate shouldn't feature anywhere really.

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