The Killers have covered the 1979 Joy Division song “Shadowplay” for the soundtrack to the forthcoming biopic, “Control”, about the life of the band’s front man Ian Curtis.
Based on the biography, “Touching From A Distance”, by Curtis’ widow Deborah, the film has been directed by renowned photographer and music-video maker Anton Corbijn.
Deborah Curtis has also co-produced “Control”, her character in the film is portrayed by Samantha Morton.
As previously reported, New Order have recorded the incidental music for the movie, and are also thought to be re-recording a number of Joy Division tracks.
The biopic is set for a September 2007 release.