Joy Division movie and music in 2006

Director and photographer Anton Corbijn – renowned for his work with Depeche Mode – has asked the legendary Manchester four-piece to contribute material for the film “Control”.

The movie, based upon the book “Touching From a Distance” by Curtis’ widow Deborah, account of the life and tragic death of Ian Curtis told from Deborah’s perspective. New Order will be making the music for it and they will, according to NME, use the name Joy Division.

Not much else is known about the movie at this time, Corbijn will direct and Deborah Curtis not only provides the base for the script but will also be involved as a co-producer and two-time Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton will be playing Mrs Curtis.