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Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams to star as punk icon in Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV drama

Game of Thrones hero Maisie Williams is about to star in Danny Boyle’s TV series about the Sex Pistols.

The 23-year-old will join the series based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol alongside Babyteeth actor Toby Wallace, which will be directed by Oscar-winning director, Boyle.

‘Imagine breaking into the world of The Crown and Downton Abbey with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent,’ the Trainspotting filmmaker said.

‘This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever.

‘It is the detonation point for British street culture, where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury, and their fashion and everyone had to watch and listen, and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.

‘At its centre was a young, charming, illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there.’

Maisie stars as Pamela Rooke (Picture: Steve Richards/REX)

Williams will play punk model Pamela Rooke – aka Jordan – while Wallace will star as Jones. 1917 actor Ansoon Boon will play frontman John Lydon while Louis Partridge will take on Sid Vicious, who died of a heroine overdise in 1979 after being released on bail for the alleged murder of girlfriend Spungen.

Jacob Slater will star as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel will play Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn will appear as Wally Nightingale, while Sydney Chandler will play The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton will play Nancy Spungen.

The Sex Pistols are widely hailed as one of the most anarchic figures in British music, and helped shape the fashion, music and culture of punk.

The series will be based on Steve Jones’ memoir (Picture: Richard Young/REX)

Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Entertainment, said: ‘It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.

‘Steve Jones was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the creative team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands – the Sex Pistols.”

The show is set to begin production on March 7.


Credit: Original article published here.

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