This article was published in 2006.

10,000 Things frontman Sam Riley was announced this week to star as the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Anton Corbijn's (U2, Nirvana) new biopic of Curtis' life "Control". Alexandra Maria Lara plays Annik Honore.

The film is based on "Touching From a Distance" (written by Deborah Curtis, who will be played by Samantha Morton).

New Order will record new tracks for the film as well as (re)recording a number of Joy Division tracks.