Scottish actor Jack Lowden will play the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in Steven, an unauthorized biopic about the Smiths frontman’s early life by The Voorman Problem director Mark Gill, Deadline reports. The 25-year-old actor recently starred as Nikolai Rostov in the BBC/Weinstein Co. adaption of War & Peace (you caught that one, right?).
Producer Orian Williams and casting director Shaheen Baig previously collaborated on Control, the biopic about Ian Curtis of Joy Division. Steven begins shooting in April.