"Gollum" is One of Those "24-Hour Party People" - Andy Serkis filming a tale of sex, drugs, and rock and roll


Andy Serkis as Martin Hannet.
Andy Serkis (Gollum) plays Martin Hannet in 24-Hour Party People, a film about the Hacienda nightclub currently shooting in Manchester.

Here is a description of the film from its official website:


Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then the Happy Mondays, who become seminal artists of their time.

What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Haçienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70s to the early 90s, the movie documents the vibrancy that made Madchester the place in the world that you would most like to be. The movie's release date is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be early next year


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