Alan McGee’s Creation Records memoirs adapted for big screen by ‘Trainspotting’ author

Irvine Welsh is writing screenplay of 2013's 'The Creation Records Story'

Former Oasis manager Alan McGee’s memoirs on his time running Creation Records is to be turned into a film written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).

McGee’s label was home to bands including Primal Scream and Jesus & The Mary Chain. He documented the early days of the label in 2013 book The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label. Variety reports that Welsh’s script will focus on the “relentless ambition and wealth coupled with mental torment, drugs and eventually bankruptcy,” of the period.

Welsh co-wrote the script with Dean Cavanagh, the author of The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize. Orian Williams will produce the film. No casting decisions have been announced.

As well as Trainspotting, a sequel for which is being filmed at the moment, Welsh has also seen his novel Filth turned into a film starring James McAvoy in 2013.