- 17 Apr 19
Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has announced a new film surrounding the life of Creation Records manager Alan McGee
Visionary director Danny Boyle – mind behind Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire – has announced his next project, a biopic centered around Creation Records. Creation Stories will narrate the life of Alan McGee, who was responsible for signing and promoting acts like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, and My Bloody Valentine. McGee was famous for his freewheeling attitude toward the business, which was, in many ways, more stereotypically rockstar-esque than that of many of the bands he signed. His intimate involvement with the scene he was a part of gave him an incredible eye for talent. Though financial difficulties and changes in leadership would eventually shutter Creation, the label’s influence on ‘80s and early ‘90s British rock is hard to overstate.
Boyle is only involved as an executive producer, with Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ Nick Moran taking the reigns as director. The screenplay is based on McGee’s own autobiography and was created by Trainspotting writers Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh. McGee will be played by Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner with Suki Waterhouse, Jason Flemyng, and Rupert Everett rounding out the cast.
Speaking about the chance to work on the film, Irvine said “to have [Danny and Nick] together on this project, along with Ewen, feels like a lottery win.” Moran also expressed his excitement, noting that “The last time [Boyle] and Irvine worked together they changed the world of cinema.”
Buzz is already building around the project, though it may be a long way out. With production beginning in May it’s likely that the film won’t be released until 2020 or early 2021. Check back here for all the updates in the coming months.