Film director, Danny Boyle is all set to direct the brand new TV series on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, FX has announced.
Also, Danny will be executive produce, it is based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Production will be starting on March 7. The limited FX series has also lined-up a stellar cast, including Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams.
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Danny Boyle Directs New Sex Pistols TV Show
“Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,” According to Pitchfork, Danny Boyle said in a press release. “This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.
He added, “It is the detonation point for British street culture… were ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion… and everyone had to watch & listen… and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols. At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac—a hero for the times—Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.”
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Louis Partridge (Enola Homes) will take on Sid Vicious, Anson Boon (1917) will play John Lydon, Jacob Slater stars as Paul Cook and Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) will play Glen Matlock. Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling) will portray Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) stars as Nancy Spungen.