Film Company Looking For An Actor To Play Oasis' Liam Gallagher
A film company is looking for someone to play Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher in an upcoming film about the life of Creation Records' Alan McGee, the influential record label boss who discovered the Mancunian rock legends.
The film is called Creation Stories and - in case you were wondering - just having a parka and being able to affect Liam's signature Manchester drawl won't be enough to land the role.
Before you start getting ideas from that Kevin & Perry sketch where Perry returns from a trip to Manchester, you should know that for this role you're going to need to have a few more chops than that.
The project already has Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle on board as executive producer, and it looks like the script is going to be written by Irvine Welsh, who wrote the books Trainspotting and Filth.
Serious stuff, right?
It's based on Alan McGee's biography of the same name and will tell the story of how he rose from obscurity to be one of the major faces of music in the 90s.
The film is being made by Burning Wheel Productions and will be cast by Dan Hubbard Casting. They put out a rallying cry for anyone (well, obviously a man) between the ages of 18-23 who wants to have a crack at bringing some of that LG swagger to the movie.
Their advertisement reads: "Do you have the swagger? Do you have the look? Do you have the voice? We are looking for far more than just a haircut and a parka."
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If you want to get involved and chance your arm at landing the part, you can self-tape yourself recording some dialogue that can be found on YouTube and send your offering to an email address, helpfully called '[email protected]', by no later than 6pm on 31 May 2019.
As for the film, McGee recently spoke to NME about what form the film is going to take and what we can expect to see.
It's fair to say that there will be some... shall we just say 'explicit' scenes throughout.
"It's like 'Trainspotting does Creation', if you can get into that concept.
"There's one scene where there are two Sony executives fucking each other up the arse and I'm there watching. I think it's going to be quite funny."
If you're chosen, you'll star alongside Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse, Jason Fleming and Ewen Bremner, who will play McGee.
If you're looking for a piece of inspiration, a documentary film about Liam Gallagher's last album, entitled As It Was, is out very soon. It premieres on 6 June.
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