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Liam Gallagher: Creation Stories film-makers searching for unknown to play Oasis frontman | Ents & Arts News



He’s arguably the most famous frontman of a generation, the singer whose distinctive vocals and swaggering attitude helped make Oasis one of the biggest bands of the 1990s.

Now, makers of a film about the man who discovered the Britpop band are searching for someone to play the true Rock ‘n’ Roll Star.

Creation Stories, a biopic of music executive Alan McGee, has been written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, with Nick Moran directing and Danny Boyle credited as an executive producer.

Trainspotting’s Ewen Bremner is confirmed to play the record company boss, and Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse and Jason Flemyng are also signed up for the film, for which shooting starts in June.

McGee launched the careers of the Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine during his time at Creation Records, but it was his discovery of Oasis at a gig in Glasgow in 1993 which put the label on the map.

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Alan McGee on stage with Oasis at the Brit Awards in 1996
Alan McGee on stage with Oasis at the Brit Awards in 1996

Now, film-makers are searching for the right person to play the man who fronted his biggest signing.

In an advert posted on Twitter, Burning Wheel Productions and Dan Hubbard Casting confirmed they are looking for “our Liam Gallagher“.

“Do you have the swagger? Do you have the look? Do you have the voice? We are looking for more than just a haircut and a parka,” the ad states.

Wannabe Liams are asked to tape an audition performing dialogue from this 1994 clip.

It is also understood the film-makers are still searching for someone to play older brother Noel Gallagher, although there is no mention of this in the online advert.

Meanwhile, the Liam Gallagher documentary As It Was, which charts the singer’s comeback as a solo artist, is due for release next week.

Billed as “a no-holds barred look at the life of one of the most talked-about and charismatic artists of his generation”, it gives a backstage look at the star’s life.

A featured length documentary,  which follows the former Oasis frontman through the wilderness of the rock 'n' roll world.  Liam Gallagher: As it Was,  will be released in June.

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In a preview clip released last week, the singer is shown jogging in San Francisco and talking about how he has left his wild days behind him.

But if you think you could be the perfect person to recreate those wild days, it’s time to get your Gallagher audition perfected.

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