David Fincher‘s new film The Killer hit select theaters this weekend and stars Michael Fassbender as an unnamed hired assassin who loves The Smiths, classic ’70s and ’80s sitcoms, and sticking to his own code of conduct. He listens to classic Morrissey/Marr creations when on the job — it helps keep his heart rate down — and really adds to the atmosphere of this very clinical, very Fincher thriller. There are 11 Smiths songs used in the film, from their best known (“How Soon is Now,” “There is a Light That Never Goes Out,” “This Charming Man”) to deep cuts (“Well I Wonder,” “Shoplifters of the World Unite”) and more. It’s not all Smiths; as usual, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross provide the electronic score and there are also songs from Portishead, Avalanche The Architect, and more, but it’s mostly the Smiths and for those in the know the mopey hits provide a witty counterpoint with the hits onscreen. Listen to all the songs, along with Portishead, below.
The Killer was produced by Netflix, who also bankrolled Fincher’s last film, Mank, and hits the streaming service November 10. Watch the trailer below.