The film will focus on the musician’s life leading up to when he formed The Smiths with Johnny Marr
The first trailer for the Morrissey biopic England Is Mine has been released.
The film is due to premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival this weekend before arriving in cinemas on August 4.
Originally called Steven, the movie stars Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, A United Kingdom) as Morrissey and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey, Black Mirror) as his best friend, Linder Sterling.
England Is Mine will largely explore the frontman’s youth and his “triumph over an alienated childhood to become the cult star he is today”. In a recent interview, the film’s producer Williams revealed that the biopic will end when Morrissey meets Johnny Marr.
The movie is being directed by Mark Gill and produced by Baldwin Li and Orian Williams, the latter of whom worked as producer on the Ian Curtis biopic Control.
Read more: What can we expect from upcoming Morrissey biopic?
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Watch the trailer below.