Tony Wilson goes Northern Soul? Cool. Hollywood Reporter:
British comedian and actor Steve Coogan is set to return to big screen music roles after signing to star in Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul.
Coogan, who starred as Factory Records founder Tony Wilson in 24 Hour Party People, has agreed to star in Constantine’s film, which is about the 1970s underground music movement that took Northern England by storm. Coogan joins a cast already boasting James Lance, Christian McKay and Roisin Murphy.
Constantine and producer Debbie Gray also previously cast Elliot James Langridge and Josh Whitehouse as the leads while British singer Lisa Stansfield also appears.
The film details the tale of a nightclub-based music movement, which developed in bleak industrial North-West England, as the tail-end of mod culture delved ever deeper into black American soul music.