Liam Gallagher to make Beatles film
Published 07/05/2010 | 18:22
Liam Gallagher is to make a movie about the final years of The Beatles.
The former Oasis frontman's new film production company is developing a biopic based on a book by the Fab Four's "house hippy" in the late 1960s.
Richard DiLello's memoir The Longest Cocktail Party tells of the "wild rise and fall" of The Beatles' record company Apple between the heady days of 1968 and the band's break-up in 1970.
The Oasis singer's older brother Noel is also a fan of the work, first published in 1972, which he described as a "brilliant book".
Gallagher's film company, In 1 Productions, will collaborate on the project with leading UK independent Revolution Films, it has been confirmed.
A spokesman for In 1 Productions said: "This will be a film with humour and affection, providing an insider's look at what it meant to be a young man caught up in the wild swirl of the music business, celebrities and the tail end of the swinging 60s in London."
It is understood that further details will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.