Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will jet into the Cannes film festival next week in his new guise as a movie producer. His first production: a big-screen biopic of the Beatles' final years.
In partnership with Revolution Films, Gallagher will announce the production of a film based on a 1972 book by Richard DiLello, charting the behind the scenes machinations at the Beatles' record company, Apple.
"The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall" traces the band's journey from their 1967 heyday to their eventual demise in 1970, riven by personal and business conflicts. The book is a favourite of both Liam Gallagher and his brother Noel. The latter has described it as "f---ing brilliant."