Shoplifters of the World, the film loosely based on a maybe actual life incident where an armed Smiths fan plotted to take control of a Denver radio station and force the DJs to play The Smiths at gunpoint, has been in the works for a while now, and is finally coming out on March 26 in theaters and on digital/VOD. it stars Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) as the radio station hijacker and Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as the radio station DJ. Here's the official synopsis:
In the Summer of 1987, four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of the iconic British band the Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to mourn their musical loss. At the same time, an impassioned Smiths fan takes a local radio DJ hostage at gunpoint and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever. Featuring an incredible soundtrack – including 20 songs from The Smiths – Shoplifters Of The World is a glorious ode to the craziness of the ‘80s and the power of music to change people’s lives.