British superstar Jude Law is poised to play tragic JOY DIVISION frontman Ian Curtis in an upcoming biopic.

The OSCAR nominated COLD MOUNTAIN star is reportedly producers' first choice to take on the role, and Curtis' former bandmate Peter Hook has already given his blessing.

Hook says, "The whisper is that Jude Law will play the role. It's not a bad choice."

The LOVE WILL TEAR US APART singer was discovered hanging dead in his kitchen aged 23 in 1980.

Producer TODD ECKERT says, "Ian Curtis is one of the most important figures in the history of music."

21/07/2004 13:27