If a 90s revival wasn’t already well under way, check out the growing success of the excellent Star Shaped Festival as an example of some class gig nights, it seems very apt that more films and documentaries are starting to join the party. With that in mind, it’s exciting news that Danny Boyle has joined Creation Stories as an Exec Producer, the film penned by Irvine Welsh and based on Alan McGee’s autobiography, “The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label”.
The film is set to tell the tale of Glaswegian McGee’s infamous record label that launched the likes of Oasis, Primal Scream and The Jesus & Mary Chain. I clearly remember his influence all over the industry during the high heydays of the Britpop era, when Creation Records began, and all the chaos that came with it including relentless ambition, mental torment, drugs, bankruptcy, unfathomable wealth, and even the courting politicians.
Directed by Nick Moran, the bloody great Ewen Bremner takes on the lead role of Alan McGee, and additional cast members include the likes of Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse and Jason Flemyng who’ll come together to hopefully create an insightful snapshot of the multi-generation spanning record label and the British culture which it created.
Welsh had this to say,
“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.”
Director Moran added
“Working as a team with Danny on this film is a dream. 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!”
Casting Director and Producer Dan Hubbard is taking care of casting for the feature, and plans to put together a strong creative ensemble of British talent.