John Lydon threatens to sue Sex Pistols biopic
Esteemed filmmaker Dany Boyle is helming a TV biopic based on Steve Jones’ memoir: Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol… and do you know who’s very unhappy about this? John Lydon.
Although the production company say they spoke to Lydon’s people and in the end couldn’t find a middle point to work from, Lydon is stratospherically unhappy at not being consulted or obeyed: “I think that’s the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to endure… “he told the Sunday Times, “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].”
Indeed, “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.”
Presumably John thinks he’s going to come out of this looking bad…..
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