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Friday, May 14, 2010
Liam Gallagher in Cannes Promoting Beatles Film
Liam Gallagher has begun publicising his upcoming film project about The Beatles.
The former Oasis singer was joined by wife Nicole Appleton as they posed for pictures at the Cannes Film Festival today (May 14).
Gallagher is set to produce the as yet untitled movie, which will be based on a 1972 book which details the Liverpool band’s final years.
Richard DiLello's exposé, The Longest Cocktail Party, reveals all about his time at the Beatles' record company, Apple.
A cast or director have yet to be confirmed for the project. The movie is not expected to arrive until at least 2011.
Gallagher is also currently working on his debut solo album and has previously said he is planning to tour in the autumn.
source & photo gigwise.com
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Liam Gallagher has said the film he was producing about the Beatles' Apple Corps would not herald the start of a movie-making career.
The former Oasis singer's new production company, In 1, is set to make a biopic based on Richard DiLello's memoir The Longest Cocktail Party, which charts the "wild rise and fall" of the record company at the end of the 1960s.
But, speaking in Cannes alongside Andrew Eaton of Revolution Films, who will collaborate on the project, Liam said: "I'm not going into films, this is the last thing for me. I mean I'm not going to get sucked into that. I'm going to do this one thing because I like it, and I've got the opportunity to do it, and Andrew's going to make it happen, and that's it."
DiLello worked as the resident "House Hippie" at Apple, which signed artists such as James Taylor, Mary Hopkin and Badfinger, from 1968 to 1970.
Eaton said: "It was a brilliant time, there were a great bunch of people working around the Beatles, and inspired by the Beatles, they were working in one office all together.
"They kind of changed the world, because they were doing multi-media stuff, they were doing films, they were doing records, years before everyone else was - so we want to capture some of that."
Liam said the memoir had held "biblical" meaning for his former Oasis bandmates.
And asked if he was likely to put in an appearance on screen, Liam joked: "I'm too good looking."
Via L4e / Source: The Press Association
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