Director Danny Boyle is returning to television with a 6-episode limited series for FX titled Pistol according to Deadline.
The project will focus on the British punk band The Sex Pistols, told from the perspective of guitarist Steve Jones and based on his memoir. Boyle, who will direct the limited series is best known for his break-out films Trainspotting and Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire.
Pistol is written/created by Moulin Rogue!’s Craig Pearce and is co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the latter was responsible for the amazing British comedic biopic 24 Hour Party People. Let’s just say the combination of people working on the project should make any music fan excited to see what they come up with.
Australian actor Toby Wallace recently seen in Babyteeth will play Jones with Game of Thrones alumni Maisie Williams playing punk icon Pamela Rooke aka Jordan.
Here is the rest of the cast.
- Anson Boon as John Lydon
- Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious
- Jacob Slater as Paul Cook
- Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock
- Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale
- Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde
- Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen
Filming is said to begin on March 7th.
Danny Boyle previously worked with FX on the limited series Trust which was essentially the television version of Ridley Scott‘s All The Money In The World.
This wouldn’t be the first time the punk bank has been explored before as the Gary Oldman film Sid & Nancy attempted to cover volatile and drug addicted guitarist Sid Viscous and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.