There's finally a trailer out for the new Morrissey
biopic, titled England is Mine
(which is taken from a lyric in the Smiths song, "Still Ill"). The film comes to us from the Academy Award-nominated director Mark Gill and Orian Williams, who produced the acclaimed Ian Curtis biopic, Control
. Also, interestingly enough, the movie is an unauthorized production, meaning Morrissey himself is not in the least bit okay with it. Fans can interpret that however they will, but they should still be interested by what they'll see in the trailer.
The film centers around the life of Steven Patrick Morrissey (played by Jack Lowden, who will star in Christopher Nolan's upcoming Dunkirk
) as he grows up in Manchester before the culmination of the seminal alternative rock back The Smiths
(whose importance in the history of alternative rock music in general is something you can read about here
). It'll also end with Morrissey meeting The Smiths' guitarist, Johnny Marr, a scene that is hinted at in the final moments of the trailer.
England is Mine
will close out the Edinburgh Film Festival this weekend, before reaching theaters on August 4th.