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.