Liam Gallagher today said the film he was producing about the Beatles’ Apple Corps would not herald the start of a movie-making career.
The former Oasis singer’s new production company, In 1, is set to make a biopic based on Richard DiLello’s memoir 'The Longest Cocktail Party', which charts the “wild rise and fall” of the record company at the end of the 1960s.
But, speaking in Cannes today alongside Andrew Eaton of Revolution Films, who will collaborate on the project, Gallagher said: “I’m not going into films, this is the last thing for me.
“I mean I’m not going to get sucked into that. I’m going to do this one thing because I like it, and I’ve got the opportunity to do it, and Andrew’s going to make it happen, and that’s it.”
DiLello worked as the resident “House Hippie” at Apple, which signed artists such as James Taylor, Mary Hopkin and Badfinger, from 1968 to 1970.
Eaton said: “It was a brilliant time, there were a great bunch of people working around the Beatles, and inspired by the Beatles, they were working in one office all together.
“They kind of changed the world, because they were doing multi-media stuff, they were doing films, they were doing records, years before everyone else was - so we want to capture some of that.”
Gallagher said the memoir had held “biblical” meaning for his former Oasis bandmates.
“This book’s been knocking around our tour for a long time, we’ve all picked it up at some point it’s kind of biblical, I think it’s interesting,” he said.
“It’s not about the Beatles, they’re not going to be in it, there’s going to be no dodgy wigs or anything, it’s going to be behind the scenes.”
The Beatles will appear in the film only as voices on the end of the telephone and in the background. Instead, the central focus will be on DiLello and the Apple press officer Derek Taylor.
Asked if he was likely to put in an appearance on screen, Gallagher joked: “I’m too good looking.”