Lots of Morrissey references.
Described as about a Morrissey-loving schizophrenic.
Jo's book gets the big screen treatment.
Sheridan Smith to star in Jo Brand film - Chortle
Cast of The More You Ignore Me announced
"The cast has been announced for Jo Brand’s first film.
The More You Ignore Me is based on her novel and revolves around a child coping with her mother's schizophrenia.
Sheridan Smith is taking the lead role of Gina, with Ella Hunt as her daughter Alice. Shooting starts in Blackpool today.
Former Two Pints Of Lager star Smith recently finished her West End run in Funny Girl, and will be returning to TV as one of the narrators in Crackanory. She won acclaim in 2014 for her TV portrayal as Cilla Black (pictured)
The cast features many familiar faces, including Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Ricky Tomlinson, Lisa Stansfield, Tom Davies and Brand herself.
As Chortle reported in September, the film is set in the 1980s and is set to the songs of The Smiths, while drawing on Brand’s experiences as a former psychiatric nurse."
Previous article with Morrissey information re: plot.
"In the 80s-set novel, bullied schoolgirl Alice seeks solace in Morrissey's songs but her mother Gina also becomes infatuated with the singer when her medication changes."
- Jo Brand wants Morrissey to star in her new film, a TV adaptation of her book "The More You..." - Sep. 20, 2011