Magazine article Screen International

Kijak's Smiths Comedy Attracts Hot Young Cast Including Jessica Brown-Findlay

Magazine article Screen International

Kijak's Smiths Comedy Attracts Hot Young Cast Including Jessica Brown-Findlay

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EXCLUSIVE: Shoplifters of the World to be directed by Stephen Kijak and produced by Lorianne Hall.

Rising stars Jessica Brown-Findlay (Downton Abbey), James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless' US version) and Thomas Brodie Sangster (Death of a Superhero)have signed on for the ensemble comedy Shoplifters of the World, to be directed by Stephen Kijak.

The film is set in 1987, based on true events when an American man was devastated by the breakup of The Smiths and broke into a heavy metal radio station, taking the DJ hostage and demanding that he play non-stop Smiths songs. The film is about the gunman, the DJ and four best friends during those fateful hours.

The filmmakers have an offer out to Russell Brand to play the DJ.

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Shoplifters of the World

The film, set to start shooting in June, has clearance to use more than 20 songs of The Smiths. …

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