MINORITY REPORT star Samantha Morton is in negotiations to play the wife of tragic JOY DIVISION star Ian Curtis in a new biopic about the cult British singer.

The film, based on DEBORAH CURTIS' autobiography TOUCHING FROM A DISTANCE, will be celebrity photographer Anton Corbijn's (corr) debut as a director.

Curtis will co-produce the project with Joy Division's former manager TONY WILSON.

The film will follow the final years of the LOVE WILL TEAR US APART singer's life, his battle with epilepsy and his 1980 suicide.