Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Watch trailer for Sex Pistols biopic series Pistol

A trailer for the Sex Pistols’ limited-edition FX series, “Pistol”, has been released ahead of the biopic’s Hulu premiere on May 31.

Directed by Danny Boyle - the Academy Award-winning director of “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” – the project is based on a 2017 memoir by guitarist Steve Jones entitled “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.”

The project stars Toby Wallace as Jones, Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, and Christian Lees as Glen Matlock, with Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit) portraying manager Malcolm McLaren and Talulah Riley (Westworld) playing punk design icon Vivienne Westwood.

“Pistol” is also set to air on Disney+ in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Inspired by New York bands the Ramones and the New York Dolls, among others, the Sex Pistols formed in London in 1975 and helped to propel the UK punk scene through a series of four singles and one studio album, 1977’s “Never Mind The Bollocks…Here’s The Sex Pistols”, before disbanding just three months after its release.

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