Music video director Jamie Thraves will direct All The Time based on Mick Middles and Lindsay Reade's book Torn Apart: The Life Of Ian Curtis says Production Weekly.
Tom Browne adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Ian Curtis' early efforts to launch the influential UK group Joy Division while holding down a government job.
Thraves is best known for his Just video for Radiohead -- an enigmatic tale of a businessman laying down on a sidewalk that won him an MVPA Video of the Year award and an MTV Breakthrough Video nomination in 1997.
Cloaked in mystique, Joy Division's extraordinary vocalist Ian Curtis tragically took his own life in 1980, leaving just two haunting albums and a depleted band that would famously evolve into New Order. 25 years later, the enigma of Ian Curtis has deepened to an unprecedented level. Devotees make regular pilgrimages to both his hometown of Macclesfield and to Manchester, where the story of Joy Division and Factory Records has left a profound mark on the city.
The film examines his life, his work, his relationships and the cultural environment in which he lived and died.
Filming will take place in Manchester at a yet-to-be-determined date.