Belfast Telegraph

Liam Gallagher for Beatles flick

Liam Gallagher has reportedly been cast in a new film about The Beatles.

The Longest Cocktail Party is an adaptation of Robert DiLello's book about the founding of the Beatles' record company Apple Records, directed by 24 Hour Party People's Michael Winterbottom.

Michael told The Daily Star: "Liam will have a part in it. It's about the mad chaos of Apple, so it's not dissimilar to 24 Hour Party People."

Liam - who is a big fan of the Beatles - has a reputation for his bad temper.

But Michael said: "I've met him a few times. He seems like a nice guy."

Liam, 39, reportedly wanted Johnny Depp to star in the film as publicist Derek Taylor, but producer Andrew Eaton has previously expressed doubts about Johnny being right for the part.

The film, written by Peep Show and Fresh Meat's Jesse Armstrong, tracks the tempestuous recording of the band's final album Let It Be.

Andrew said: "Liam's great to work with, because he wants everything to happen tomorrow.

"Because he's not from the film business, he's basically going, 'Why can't we do it right now?' It's very inspiring."


From Belfast Telegraph