The NME is reporting the release of two pictures from forthcoming Danny Boyle biopic Pistol — the story of the Sex Pistols adapted from Steve Jones’s autobiography Lonely Boy
Thanks to the NME, we can bring you some pictures and more casting details from Pistol, following our initial announcement. The first image from the series (see above), show Toby Wallace as guitarist Jones, alongside Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious and newcomer Jacob Slater as drummer Paul Cook.
Further casting news reveals Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit) will star as legendary Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, while Talulah Riley (St Trinians, Westworld) will tackle the role of design icon Vivienne Westwood. Iris Law will also appear as punk icon Soo Catwoman, Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) has been cast as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling) will portray Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) stars as Nancy Spungen. Other cast already announced include Maisie Williams, who will play punk icon Jordan (aka Pamela Rooke).
Boyle, who serves as director and executive producer, described the Pistols’ breakthrough as
‘…the moment that British society and culture changed forever… At its centre 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.
You can read the full NME article for more details. Until them we can recommend Steve Jones’s book Lonely Boy as a frank (and expletive laden) autobiography, which will change your views on both Steve Jones and the birth of the UK punk scene. We’ll bring you more news on Pistol as we get it.