The world got its first glimpse today of the much-anticipated Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” after the release of the trailer for the film that stars Jack Lowden as the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in the lead-up to the formation of The Smiths. The film, directed by Mark Gill, is set to be released in the U.K. on Aug. 4. No word yet on a U.S. premiere.
As you can see from the two minutes of footage that debuted today, the film follows a young, and quite shaggy, Morrissey as he tries to follow his musical muse in late-’70s/early-’80s Manchester, first teaming up with future Cult guitarist Billy Duffy (Adam Lawrence), then — as the trailer ends — getting that fateful knock on the door from Johnny Marr (Laurie Kynaston).
Watch the full trailer below.
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