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Danny Boyle and Irvine Walsh to reunite for new film about Alan McGee

Danny Boyle directs 127 Hours

Story by Jack Foley

DANNY Boyle is to reunite with Trainspotting scribe Irvine Walsh for a new film about music mogul Alan McGee.

Based on The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label, the film will tell the story of the man who signed Oasis and Primal Scream.

Boyle won’t direct, however, as he’s only on board as an executive producer. Rather, Nick Moran will helm, with Irvine and partner Dean Cavanagh on script-writing duties. The pair have a close relationship with McGee.

To further the Trainspotting connection, actor Ewan Bremner, who played Spud in the film and its sequel, has been lined up to play McGee, while Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett and Suki Waterhouse are also among the cast.

As yet, there has been no casting announced for the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, although it is unlikely that the story will be complete without them.

McGee, in his prime, became the face of Britpop – having also signed artists like My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub – and was also a regular at No 10, home of the Prime Minister. But financial problems forced him to sell his company and personal problems led to issues with drink and drugs.

He has since gone on to found several different labels, the latest being Creation23.

Commenting on the project, Welsh said: “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.”

Moran added: “Working as a team with Danny on this film is a dream… 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!”

Shooting will begin in London next month (May 2019).