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An unauthorized biopic about Morrissey is in the works

on May 07, 2014, 10:52pm

Morrissey delivered his own revealing autobiography late last year, but apparently someone thinks there’s more to say. According to a report published in The Hollywood Reporter (via Morrissey-solo.com), an unofficial biopic about The Smith’s frontman is in the works.

Entitled Steven (get it? ‘Cause that’s Morrissey’s first name), the film comes from director Mark Gill, who directed the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Project, and producer Orian Williams, who previously worked on the Ian Curtis biography Control. The film will focus on the “depressive poetic bisexual vegetarian” Morrissey in his pre-Smiths days “growing up in bleak Manchester, England, and his triumph over an alienated childhood to become the cult star he is today.”

Though the Reporter claims the movie will lens by year’s end, it should be noted that the film is “unofficial” and may never end up being made. After all, once Morrissey gets wind of the project, who knows what he’ll have to say about it.

In more official Moz news, the singer has a new solo album due out in July via Harvest/Capitol Music Group. Dubbed World Peace Is None of Your Businessthe record has such ridiculous titles as “Neal Cassady Drops Dead” and “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle”; see the full tracklist here.

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