Cannes 2004 may be memorable for some British film with spunk in it, but the festival has also exposed talk of a film documenting the life of Ian Curtis.
A movie about the Joy Division vocalist is currently in the planning stages, and should be produced by Amy Hobby with a little help from a guy called Neal Weisman. Any ideas? No, me neither. Still, it transpires that Mr Weisman is a good mate of Tony Wilson, the ex-Factory Records boss who signed Joy Division in the first place.
Weisman told trade magazine Variety: ""Ian Curtis was a tragic romantic in the classic sense of the word. He always thought he would be famous as some kind of poet and die by his mid-20s, and that's what happened."
Apparently Moby will co-ordinate the music for the film. Whoopee-do.