Oasis front man behind Beatles film?
Here's an interesting bit of information, the ex-lead singer of the ex-band Oasis has bought the rights to a biography of a man who worked inside Apple Records during the high times of The Beatles and tells the story, not just of the record label, but also of some of the Beatles' time there.
Lliam Gallagher has hold of the rights to the memoirs of Richard DiLello and is working with Revolution Films, run by Andrew Eaton and Michael Winterbottom, to produce the film version of the story.
The book is called The Longest Cocktail Party (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and tells the behind the scenes story of Apple Records at the tail end of the sixties, giving an insiders view of the "crazy goings on" at the business and with The Beatles themselves.
That description comes from The Hollywood Reporter and it would be great to hear from someone who has read the book, but I suspect it's going to portray the Beatles in a way that perhaps we haven't really seen before, letting us into some of the alleged goings on of the group.
What will be interesting is to see what else was happening at Apple Records at the time, to see how it translates into a film, and to hear the soundtrack which should be superb. Who'll play The Beatles though, and will this pave the way for a full on biographical film of the band? Even more interesting, would Michael Winterbottom consider directing?