"This is the moment that British society and culture changed forever..."

The first still from the incoming Sex Pistols biopic has emerged.

PISTOL is a new Danny Boyle directed series, which tells the tale of punk iconoclasts the Sex Pistols. Filming has just begun, with the first image from the shoot being shared with media.

It's a shot of the group, and you can check it up top - it stars Toby Wallace (Babyteeth, Acute Misfortune) as Steve Jones, Anson Boon (Crawl, 1917, Blackbird) as John Lydon, Louis Partridge (Enola Homes, Medici) Jacob Slater as Paul Cook and Christian Lees (Sun Records) as Glen Matlock.

New castings announced a few moments ago include Thomas-Brodie Sangster (The Queen’s Gambit, Game of Thrones) as Malcolm McLaren and Tallulah Riley (Westworld) as Vivienne Westwood. Meanwhile Iris Law makes her screen debut as Soo Catwoman.

Danny Boyle comments...

"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."

Related: Rock And Rules - Glen Matlock

Photo Credit: Miya Mizuno/FX

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