Saturday, May 08, 2010

Liam Gallagher goes to the movies

Liam Gallagher has, it turns out, decided that he's going to have a go at being a film producer. You'll never guess what he's going to make a film about:

His first production: a big-screen biopic of the Beatles' final years.

Some people pretending to be The Beatles getting bossed around by an opinionated Mancunian? Gallagher's managing to make an autobiographical film about someone else.

The movie is going to be based on The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall, Richard DiLello's story of his time as Apple Record's "house hippy".

The book is a bit of a rag-bag of anecdotes, which would probably be a bit of a challenge for an experienced filmmaker to turn into a coherent narrative. You could, of course, draw on other Beatles stories to pad out the missing details, but that would turn it into a different film entirely. I'm sure Liam has a plan, though.

Or at least a bit of paper with the words "I AM LENON" on it.