Friday, May 7, 2010

Liam G. pushing new Beatles movie

Former Oasis frontman, unapologetic Beatle devotee, and eternal blowhard Liam Gallagher will reportedly be producing a Beatles movie based on The Longest Cocktail Party, Richard DiLello's "account of the history of The Beatles' company Apple Corps, the breakup of the Beatles, and the beginning of their solo careers (Wiki)." I'm unguardedly pessimistic about it if it goes forward.

A new movie about the Beatles, based on Richard DiLello’s memoirs from the time when he was the “house hippie” at the band’s record company Apple, is gaining steam, with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher throwing his weight behind it. (He owns the rights to the book, The Longest Cocktail Party.) According to the Hollywood Reporter, activities surrounding the movie should launch around Cannes next week. A rocker making a movie about the original rockers — I like it!

The most interesting part, however, will be when producers start making casting announcements. Specifically, who should play John, Paul, George, and Ringo? Stepping into any of those shoes won’t be easy, and there are so many ways that the producers could go. I’m assuming that since DiLello’s memoir was based off the waning years of the Beatles — he worked there in the late ’60s — they’ll have to cast on the older side. For some reason, I’m seeing a couple faces: Topher Grace and Peter Sarsgaard.

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