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Alan McGee Wants Rhys Ifans for Creation Records Motion Picture?
Scotland’s Daily Record reports that the story of one of Britain’s most notorious and celebrated record labels, Creation Records, might be coming to the silver screen.
“It’s a film about some lunatic who runs a label that ends up making millions of pounds,” said music mogul Alan McGee.
McGee, with Dick Green and Joe Foster, established Creation in 1983. For more than 15 years, it ruled the indie rock and alternative rock scenes with the likes of Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Oasis. And while much has been said about Creation’s drug-fueled heyday and near bankruptcy, their legacy lives on through the music.
The now 50-year-old McGee is hopeful that Welsh actor Rhys Ifans will portray him in the film. And apparently two themes currently taking shape, a “druggie one” and “one that’s more serious.” He said, “Maybe we can make one that combines both.”
Ifans as McGee? I think it could work. But who should play Liam and Noel Gallagher?
In other Creation Records news, NME revealed last month that the in-depth Upside Down documentary will be opening across the UK and other select parts of the globe during the next few months. The trailer is fantastic if you haven’t seen it already.
WARNING: Some language is NSFW: