Louis Partridge transforms into Sid Vicious with Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen in Pistol trailer

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Louis Partridge is a convincing Sid Vicious in a new trailer for The Sex Pistols biopic Pistol as he stars alongside Emma Appleton as the late Nancy Spungen in the eagerly awaited Danny Boyle series.

Recreated in the clip is the boredom of England’s disenfranchised youth at the time, with the clip opening with the words: ‘England’s terribly boring, nothing ever changes,’ as the cheerful 1976 hit Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood of Man plays.

The characters of the six-part drama – set for released on Disney+ and on digital channel FX this month – are seen causing havoc in the clip, jumping on rusting cars on baron and abandoned industrial estates in inner city London.

New look: Louis Partridge is a convincing Sid Vicious in a new trailer for The Sex Pistols biopic Pistol as he stars alongside Emma Appleton as the late Nancy Spungen

New look: Louis Partridge is a convincing Sid Vicious in a new trailer for The Sex Pistols biopic Pistol as he stars alongside Emma Appleton as the late Nancy Spungen

Anson Boon, 22, who plays the band’s frontman John Lydon in the show, says: ‘We’re invisible, we’re p**sed off, we’re bored.

‘So maybe that should be our image!’

The chaotic band are then seen on the streets of Central London, raucously larking about outside Buckingham Palace, as journalist Bill Grundy says: ‘Punk has taken London’s youth by storm,’ a reference to an expletive-ridden televised interview on the Today show in 1976 which made front page news due to the live potty-mouthed conversation.

Rock and roll: Recreated in the clip is the boredom of England's disenfranchised youth at the time, with the clip opening with the words:'England's terribly boring, nothing ever changes' (Maisie Smith pictured as Jordan)

Rock and roll: Recreated in the clip is the boredom of England’s disenfranchised youth at the time, with the clip opening with the words: ‘England’s terribly boring, nothing ever changes’ (Maisie Smith pictured as Jordan)

Mayhem: The characters of the six-part drama - set for released on Disney+ and on digital channel FX this month - are seen causing havoc in the clip (Anson Boon seen as Johnny Rotten)

Mayhem: The characters of the six-part drama – set for released on Disney+ and on digital channel FX this month – are seen causing havoc in the clip (Anson Boon seen as Johnny Rotten)

Maisie Williams, 25, who plays the iconic Jordan, is heard stating: ‘People’s minds are too imprisoned.

‘We want to destroy that so the future can emerge.’

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, is the double of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, with the character saying: ‘My vision for The Sex Pistols is one of dirt, danger and desire. Whether you can play is not a criteria, it’s whether you’ve got something to say,’ before front man Johnny says: ‘Come see us play, we’re awful.’

On the road: The chaotic band are then seen on the streets of Central London, visiting various tourist sites in the clip

On the road: The chaotic band are then seen on the streets of Central London, visiting various tourist sites in the clip

Looking back: Catching the mood of the youth in the mid-seventies, Anson says:'We're invisible, we're p**sed off, we're bored'

Looking back: Catching the mood of the youth in the mid-seventies, Anson says: ‘We’re invisible, we’re p**sed off, we’re bored’

He adds: ‘We are creating a revolution. I don’t want musicians. I want saboteurs, assassins.’

Pistol, set for release this month, is based on the legendary rock band – consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious – and their rise to fame in the 1970s.

In March last year, the star-studded line-up for the drama was revealed, with Iris Law announced to be following in her father Jude and brother Rafferty’s acting footsteps.

Bold: Maisie says as Jordan'People's minds are too imprisoned. We want to destroy that so the future can emerge'

Bold: Maisie says as Jordan ‘People’s minds are too imprisoned. We want to destroy that so the future can emerge’

Vision: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, is the double of the band's manager Malcolm McLaren, with the character saying:'My vision for The Sex Pistols is one of dirt, danger and desire'

Vision: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, 31, is the double of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, with the character saying: ‘My vision for The Sex Pistols is one of dirt, danger and desire’

Born to perform: Johnny is heard saying in the clip:'Come see us play, we're awful,' before they are shown on stage

Born to perform: Johnny is heard saying in the clip: ‘Come see us play, we’re awful,’ before they are shown on stage

The model, 21, is making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman, one of the icons of the punk scene who became a rising star in the 1970s, and she joins Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Talulah Riley, and Christian Lees as new cast members in Pistol.

A first look image for the TV series, which is based on the memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, was also revealed following the casting announcement.

Soo Lucas, who dubbed herself Soo Catwoman, is known for her trademark haircut which she created in 1976 to look like she had cat ears.  

Fans: He adds of what he wants from his following:'We are creating a revolution. I don't want musicians. I want saboteurs, assassins'

Fans: He adds of what he wants from his following: ‘We are creating a revolution. I don’t want musicians. I want saboteurs, assassins’

Story: Pistol, set for release this month, is based on the legendary rock band - consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious - and their rise to fame

Story: Pistol, set for release this month, is based on the legendary rock band – consisting of Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious – and their rise to fame

The hairdo is set to be a very different look for Iris, who usually sports long brunette curls, though she may well wear a wig to emulate Soo’s iconic hairstyle.

Thomas is set to take on the role of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, while Talulah will play fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, and Christian will portray the band’s first bass guitarist Glen Matlock.

The six-episode series began principal photography in March, and Danny serves as director and Executive Producer.

All stars: In March last year, the star-studded line-up for the drama was revealed, with Iris Law announced to be following in her father Jude and brother Rafferty's acting footsteps

All stars: In March last year, the star-studded line-up for the drama was revealed, with Iris Law announced to be following in her father Jude and brother Rafferty’s acting footsteps

Tale: Based on Jones¿ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Game of Thrones star Maisie as punk icon Jordan as well as Sydney Chandler

Tale: Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Game of Thrones star Maisie as punk icon Jordan as well as Sydney Chandler

Setting the scene: Anchored by Steve Jones' memoir, Pistol moves from West London's council estates, to Westwood and McLaren's notorious Kings Road SEX shop

Setting the scene: Anchored by Steve Jones’ memoir, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Westwood and McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Game of Thrones star Maisie as punk icon Jordan as well as Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.  

Anchored by Steve Jones’ memoir, which offers a fascinating new perspective on one of rock’s greatest ever stories, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Westwood and McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the B******s.

Their single God Save the Queen was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot.

Ready to air: Pistol will be released on Disney+ on Tuesday, 31 May in the UK

Ready to air: Pistol will be released on Disney+ on Tuesday, 31 May in the UK

Danny has had an acclaimed TV and movie career. His 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director.

In 2012, he was the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was subsequently offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours but declined.  

In January last year, Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment, said in a statement: ‘It’s great to be back in business with Danny Boyle, an exceptional artist responsible for so many great feature films and TV series.’

Legendary: Game Of Thrones star Maisie plays pioneering punk model Jordan Mooney, who passed away last month aged 66 following a battle with bile duct cancer

Pictured: Jordan Mooney during her 1970s heyday

Legendary: Game Of Thrones star Maisie plays pioneering punk model Jordan Mooney, who passed away last month aged 66 following a battle with bile duct cancer

Role: Elsewhere Anson Boon, left, looks almost unrecognisable as he transforms into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, right, in 1978

Role: Elsewhere Anson Boon, left, looks almost unrecognisable as he transforms into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, right, in 1978

Role: Elsewhere Anson Boon, left, looks almost unrecognisable as he transforms into punk rocker Johnny Rotten, right, in 1978 

The real thing: The Sex Pistols in 1977 (L-R: Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook)

The real thing: The Sex Pistols in 1977 (L-R: Steve Jones, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook) 

‘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.’

‘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,’ added Boyle. ‘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 & 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.’

Pistol will be released on Disney+ on Tuesday, 31 May in the UK.

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Uncanny: Louis pictured as Sid Vicious

The real rocker: Sid Vicious pictured in 1978

Uncanny: Louis Partridge, left in character, and bassist Sid Vicious, pictured right in 1978

Wow: Anson pictured as Johnny Rotten

The real rocker: Johnny Rotten, real name John Lydon, pictured in 1976

Wow: Anson Boon, pictured left in character, and Johnny Rotten, pictured right, in 1976 

Character: Toby pictured as Steve Jones

The real rocker: Steve Jones pictured in 1978

Character:  Toby Wallace, left in character, and guitarist Steve Jones, pictured right in 1978 

Role: Jacob pictured as drummer Paul Cook

The real rocker: Paul Cook pictured in 1978

Role: Jacob Slater, left in character, and drummer Paul Cook, pictured right  in 1978

Betrayal: Toby Wallace as Steve Jones and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen

Doomed: Miss Spungen and Vicious

Photos released from the set of Pistol show actress Emma Appleton, who plays Nancy, arm-in-arm with the actor playing guitarist Steve Jones (left). Jones claims to have had sex with Nancy, but it is for her relationship with Sid (right in 1978) for which she will be forever remembere

Exciting: Iris Law will follow in her father Jude's acting footsteps by making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman in Danny Boyle's Pistols drama

Iconic look: Soo Lucas, who dubbed herself Soo Catwoman, is known for her trademark haircut which she created in 1976 to look like she had cat ears

Exciting: Iris Law (L) will follow in her father Jude’s acting footsteps by making her screen debut as Soo Catwoman (R) in the Sex Pistols drama

The man behind the band: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (pictured) is set to take on the role of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren

Real-life counterpart: Malcolm pictured in 1978

The man behind the band: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (L) is set to take on the role of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (pictured right in 1978)

Actress Sydney Chandler plays rocker Chrissie Hynde

Actress Sydney Chandler plays rocker Chrissie Hynde

Actress Sydney Chandler (left) plays rocker Chrissie Hynde (right)

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