Danny Boyle is to direct a Sex Pistols biopic.

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

The acclaimed 64-year-old director will lead a six episode limited FX series, based on legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones' 2018 memoir 'Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol'.

Danny said: "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. 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."

Toby Wallace has been confirmed to play Steve Jones whilst Anson Boon will play John Lydon. Louis Partridge has been cast as Sid Vicious, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock and Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale. 'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams will play punk icon Jordan whilst Sydney Chandler stars as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.

Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX Entertainment, commented: "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 was at the centre of the storm that shook the rock establishment and we’re thrilled to have Danny and the rest of the team tell his story as a member of one of music’s most notorious bands."