Danny Boyle’s next film is the upcoming Beatles musical “Yesterday,” but the director is set to executive produce another music biopic about the record label executive who ushered in the band Oasis, a group that once declared themselves bigger than The Beatles.
Boyle will executive produce “Creation Stories,” a biopic based on the life of music mogul Alan McGee, whose Creation Records also launched other iconic bands like Primal Scream and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Burning Wheel Productions announced Tuesday.
Boyle is reuniting with “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh on the project, who is writing the screenplay based on McGee’s autobiography “The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label.”
Ewen Bremner, who is best known as “Spud” in Boyle’s “Trainspotting,” stars in the project as McGee, and the cast also includes Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse and Jason Fleming. Nick Moran is directing, and Orian Williams is producing alongside Boyle.
“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,” Welsh said in a statement.
“Working as a team with Danny on this film is a dream,” Moran continued. “He is a visionary, the most important British film-maker since Tony Richardson, rightly regarded as one of the best directors in the world today and one of the most successful. He is also the kindest and most open of people and a cornucopia practical knowledge and wisdom. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. The last time him and Irvine worked together they changed the world of cinema. Who wouldn’t be excited to be part of that team!”
Metro International are leading all worldwide sales. Production begins in London in late May.