There was always going to be tears at some point. The upcoming Danny Boyle produced biopic on the Sex Pistols is based on Steve Jones book and looks to tell a different version from the usual.
This may have irked the former frontman who says “I think that’s the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure. I mean, they went to the point to hire an actor to play me but what’s the actor working on? Certainly not my character. It can’t go anywhere else [but court]. Sorry, you think you can do this, like walk all over me – it isn’t going to happen. Not without a huge, enormous fucking fight. I’m Johnny, you know, and when you interfere with my business you’re going to get the bitter end of my business as a result. It’s a disgrace.”
With the likes of Jordan on board to make sure the period detail is perfect it looks like a thorough attempt to get the details right and sneak previews and reports have been very positive. A rep for Pistol said that Danny Boyle had contacted John Lydon’s management company about Pistol but “ultimately direct contact was declined”.