RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, announced on Tuesday that they had acquired the U.S. rights to the rock and roll biopic Creation Stories, a film based on the life of Alan McGee.
McGee was the creator and founder of Creation Records, an infamous studio responsible for helping supply the “Brit Pop” sound of the 90s. From humble beginnings to Downing Street soirées, from dodging bailiffs to releasing multi-platinum albums, Creation Records had it all.
Featuring some of the greatest records fans have heard, the film will follow McGee through a drug-fueld haze of music and mayhem as his rock and roll dream brings the world Oasis, Primal Scream, and other generational talents.
“This film tells the story of one of the most iconic figures in music,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “With a soundtrack that will take you straight back to the 1990s and a filmmaking team that includes director Nick Moran, writers Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh and executive producer Danny Boyle, we cannot wait for US audiences to go on the fantastic ride that is Creation Stories.”
Creation Stories is written by Dean Cavanagh (Kubricks) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and will be directed by Nick Moran (The Kid). The film stars Ewen Bremner (Wonder Woman, Trainspotting), Kirsty Mitchell (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), Suki Waterhouse (The Divergent Series), Thomas Turgoose (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Leo Flanagan (“Waterloo Road”), and Jason Isaacs (Fury).