"The forthcoming Joy Division movie based on the life of late frontman Ian Curtis is to feature at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The biopic, directed by Anton Corbijn, has been chosen to open the Directors' Fortnight section of the prestigious event next month.
Based on the book 'A Touching Distance', by Curtis' widow, 'Control' trails the final years of the Joy Division singer, who committed suicide in 1980.
Corbijn's film debut feature focuses on the singer's rise to fame, as well as his relationships and his struggle with epilepsy.
Leeds newcomer Sam Riley and German actress Alexandra Maria Lara will play the part of his lover Annik Honore. Curtis' widow is played by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton."