The filmmakers responsible for bringing us Trainspotting have now set their sights on a new exciting project – a biopic of the man responsible for founding the record label that signed Oasis.
Danny Boyle and Irvine Welsh are just two of the big names attached to Creation Stories, which will focus on Creation Records boss Alan McGee. Boyle is set to be executive producer on the movie, while author Irvine Welsh and regular writing partner Dean Cavanaugh are on script duty.
Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner (you’ll remember him as Spud) will play the main role of Alan, while Suki Waterhouse and Rupert Everett have also signed on to play so far unknown roles.
Actor Nick Moran, best known from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as well as in the final two Harry Potter films, will direct.
The label is famous for signing big name bands like Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain and played a huge part in Britain’s britpop explosion.
Music Week – a business magazine aimed at people working in the music industry – named Creation as the best independent music label for four years in a row in the 90s.
The film’s production company has described Creation Stories as a tale of ‘relentless ambition, mental torment, drugs, bankruptcy, unfathomable wealth, courting politicians and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.’
Danny Boyle was previously tied to the upcoming James Bond film, but quit after there were ‘creative differences’ over the script. The director and writer later revealed he left the production because bosses wanted to bring on a different writer to replace his long-time colleague John Hodges.
‘I learned quite a lot about myself with Bond, I work in partnership with writers and I am not prepared to break it up,’ he told Empire Online, ‘We were working very, very well, but they didn’t go down that route with us, so we decided to part company and it would be unfair to say what it was because I don’t know what Cary [Fukunaga, who will now direct Bond 25] is going to do.’
Recently it was announced that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was being brought on board to liven up the Bond script after the finished product felt like it needed ‘polishing’.
As for Oasis, it’s unlikely they’ll be having any cameos in Creation Stories – at least not as a band. Brothers Noel and Liam haven’t stopped arguing since the 90s, with the most recent developments centering around – surprise, surprise – money.
Liam reckons his brother is trying to sue him for singing Oasis songs he wrote, while Noel is telling anyone who’ll listen that Liam must be loaded if he doesn’t want the band to get back together.
We can’t wait to see the infamous arguments play out on the big screen.
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