Back in 2016, it was announced that actor Joe Manganiello had received Morrissey’s approval to direct his Smiths-inspired film Shoplifters of the World. Many years later, the film’s official trailer has arrived. Check it out below (via Entertainment Weekly).
Directed and written by Stephen Kijak, the film is based on a largely embellished story about a distraught Smiths fan who held a Denver radio station hostage at gunpoint in the 1980s and demanded that the DJs only play Smiths songs. Shoplifters of the world play Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause and James Bloor as well as Thomas Lennon and Joe Manganiello. The film will be released on March 26th.
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