Like Blossoms, Perry was from Stockport. He won Wimbledon three times between 1935-37, and was known as a cocky player.
Perry lived in Hollywood after retiring from tennis, and Blossoms singer Tom Ogden said it’s this aspect of his life that they want to make a film about.
Ogden told The Daily Star: “If we make any money from our album, we’ll fund a film about Fred Perry’s years living in Hollywood.”
Although Gallagher has no acting experience, Ogden said: “Fred was hated by all the fllm stars because he was a proper rock & roller. Liam is the most rock & roll lead singer of all time, so he’d be perfect. You’ve got a rock & roll tennis player from a similar area of the country as Liam, so it’d make sense to have him play Fred.”
Ogden added that part of the film would be animated, saying: “The film would be one-third gritty, Northern kitchen-sink drama, one-third about getting revenge on Wimbledon – who disowned Fred for being a lad – and one-third like a Pixar cartoon, as we’d want an animated tennis ball playing Fred’s best mate.”
Blossoms’ self-titled debut album is currently at No 1, and the band finish their festival season with shows at Reading And Leeds, Festival No 6 and Electric Picnic. They then tour in September, supported by Declan McKenna and Cabbage.
Blossoms will play:
Birmingham O2 Institute (September 23)
Bristol Bierkeller (24)
Cambridge Junction (26)
Norwich Waterfront (27)
London O2 Forum (29)
Manchester Academy (30)
Glasgow O2 ABC (October 1)
Newcastle Riverside (3)
Sheffield Leadmill (4)
Leeds Beckett Uni (5)
Nottingham Rock City (7)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (December 13)