Danny Boyle is set to reunite with ‘Trainspotting’ authour Irvine Welsh to executive produce a biopic on Oasis’s label boss Alan McGee.
The project, titled ‘Creation Stories’ will be based on McGee’s own biographical novel and will be adapted for the screen by Welsh and Dean Cavanagh. The film tells of the relentless ambition, mental torment, drugs, bankruptcy, unfathomable wealth, courting politicians and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to change the face of British culture.
‘Trainspotting’s’ Ewan Bremner (Spud), will be taking up the lead as McGee. Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse and Jason Flemyng have also been added to the cast. Nick Moran will take the helm.
“I’ve been lucky to work with both Danny and Nick over the years and to have the two of them together on this project, along with Ewen, feels like a lottery win,” said Welsh.
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McGee’s Creation Records was home to some of the most iconic bands and music from the ’90s and was heavily involved in the birth of the Brit-Pop generation. McGee and the independent label launched the careers of bands such as Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus and the Mary Chain. The label was founded in 1983 by Alan McGee, Dick Green, and Joe Foster. Its name came from the 1960s band The Creation, whom McGee greatly admired. The label ceased operations in 1999 although it had a brief return in 2011 for the compilation album Upside Down.
Filming is due to commence in London in late May 2019.