New York: The Weinstein Company, 2006. Revised Draft script for the 2007 film. Copy belonging to actor Sam Riley, who played the role of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, with three photographs and three autograph notes signed laid in. The letters are written during production, and discuss filming. Two photos are of Riley on set as Ian Curtis, and one is of him with Samantha Morton, who played Curtis' wife Debbie Woodruff, in the costumes in which their characters are married.
Photographer and video director Anton Corbijn's first feature film, a biopic about the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The film was a critical and commercial success, nominated for a BAFTA award for Best British Film, and praised by the remaining members of the band. He has since gone on to direct the vastly underrated George Clooney film "The American" (2010) and the forthcoming "A Most Wanted Man" (2014), based on the John Le Carre novel.
Sam Riley's portrayal of Curtis in the film was widely praised and proved to be his breakthrough role, leading to starring roles in Rowan Joffe's remake of "Brighton Rock" (2010), Walter Salles' "On the Road" (2012), and Neil Jordan's "Byzantium" (2012).
Riley's working copy of the script, with his lines highlighted and numerous holograph annotations throughout, many pages also with variously colored sticky tabs at the page edge for easy reference.
Three notes from August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2006, by Riley in holograph ink, written while Riley was shooting on location in Nottingham. In addition to discussing filming, the letters are clearly romantic in nature and, while the identity of the recipient is unknown, it is worth noting that Riley met his wife, actor Alexandra Maria Lara, who played journalist and love interest Annik Honore, on the set of film.
Set in England, shot on location in Macclesfield and Nottingham.
Plain black spring binder. Title page present, dated May 23, 2006, with credits for screenwriter Greenhalgh and director Corbijn. 130 leaves, photographically reproduced, with pink, yellow, and blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 23/06/06 and 05/07/06. Pages Very Good plus, spring binder Near Fine.
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