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Audition to play the role of Liam Gallagher in new Alan McGee film

The production team behind the new Alan McGee biopic have put out a casting call for the role of former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.

The film, given the working title Creation Stories, is based off Alan McGee’s memoir The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label and is being created by the same team who made Trainspotting.

The infamous record label, well known for being the brains being iconic releases from the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Primal Scream and more, has recruited Danny Boyle to produce the film. 

Furthermore, Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh have been brought on as screenwriters for the project. Nick Moran known for his work on Telstar: The Story of Joe Meek and The Kid, will direct the film. 

Now, a casting call has been sent out for any interesting actors wanting to portray Gallagher: “Do you have swagger?” the advertisement reads. “Do you have the look? Do you have the voice? We are looking for far more than just a haircut and a parka.”

Creation Stories has urged interested candidates aged 18-23 to send a self-taped audition by 6pm on Friday May 31:

When discussing the project, McGee told NME: “It’s like ‘Trainspotting does Creation’, if you can get into that concept. There’s one scene where there are two Sony executives fucking each other up the arse and I’m there watching. I think it’s going to be quite funny.”

“My book is pretty much what happened. The actual film is Irvine’s fucking version of it. It’s got me and my dad walking into the sunset, but I haven’t fucking spoken to my dad for 30 years so it ain’t gonna be that realistic.”

“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.”

The film will begin production in May 2019.

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