Team behind Amy Winehouse biopic to release film about the Britpop group
As previously reported, the team behind last year’s Oscar-nominated Amy Winehouse biopic Amy are working on a new film charting the rise of the Britpop band right from their early days. It’s set for release in October.
The filmmakers are said to have been given “unprecedented” access to the band and unseen archive footage, with both Liam and Noel Gallagher agreeing to “share their favourite memories and offer their insight in interviews”.
Liam had previously described the film as “biblical”, but now appears to have taken objection to plans for a London premiere of the documentary but not one in Manchester.
The singer hit out at “some clown trying to tell me this film about my fucking band… is not premiering in [Manchester]”. He later called the same unnamed individual a “porcelain knob”. See his tweets in full below.
NME has approached press representatives of Liam Gallagher for further comment.
Liam Gallagher had previously tweeted about seeing an early version of the film, writing: “Just seen the 1st cut of the OASIS film BIBLICAL what ever happened to my ROCKNROLL LG x”
James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner and Amy director Asif Kapadia are part of the project. Kapadia acts as executive-director on the film with Mat Whitecross directing. Whitecross has directed a number of Coldplay music videos, plus 2012 film Spike Island.
Kapadia’s Amy film became the second biggest documentary ever at the UK box office, grossing £3.44million. The film previously surpassed Kapadia’s award-winning Senna (£.3.17 million).
Oasis parted ways in 2009, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating since. Speaking in 2015, Noel said that the group wouldn’t reform for Glastonbury Festival as the organisers “don’t pay enough”. Liam more recently tweeted “Fuck Oasis” and called Noel a potato.