Knowing it’s over, “it” being one-word titles, director Orian Williams has changed the title of his unauthorized Morrissey biopic from Steven (that would be Morrissey’s first name) to England Is Mine (lyrics from the Smiths’ song “Still Ill.”). Pitchfork reports that Williams revealed the change during a SiriusXM interview with Nik Carter and Lori Majewski. He also confirmed that the movie would focus on the singer’s life before the Smiths and his reign as king of Sad British Boys in the ’80s. The flick will allegedly end with Moz, played by Jack Lowden (War & Peace), meeting Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr, which at least means we’ll be saved watching the cemetery gates shut on the band in 1987.
Morrissey. Photo: DIEGO TUSON/AFP/Getty Images