Michael Winterbottom to direct Liam Gallagher’s Beatles movie

The '24 Hour Party People' director is to helm 'The Longest Cocktail Party'

Michael Winterbottom is being lined up to direct Liam Gallagher‘s movie about The Beatles.

The director, who has already directed music movies Nine Songs and 24 Hour Party People, is set to helm The Longest Cocktail Party, on which the Beady Eye singer is a producer.

The film is based on Richard DiLello‘s memoir of the period between 1967 and 1970. A former intern at Apple Records, DiLello became director of public relations at the label.

Co-producer Andrew Eaton told IndieWire: “We’re developing for Michael to direct, it’s one of my passion projects. Liam’s great to work with, because he wants everything to happen tomorrow. Because he’s not from the film business he’s basically going, ‘Why can’t we do it right now?’ It’s very inspiring.”

The script has been written by Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong.