Liam and Noel Gallagher to look back at Oasis story in new film
Published 04/11/2015 | 15:56
Liam and Noel Gallagher are to be reunited on the big screen after signing on to star in a planned film about Oasis.
The warring brothers, who fronted the Britpop group, have agreed to share their favourite memories and offer their insight in interviews for Mat Whitecross's documentary movie.
The band's record label, Big Brother Recordings, will also grant the film-makers access to their archives.
The film, to be p roduced by the film-making team behind Amy - director Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees - w ill offer " a rare and candid insight" into the group and will document Oasis's early beginnings when Noel first joined his brother Liam's band in 1991.
It will chart their rise to fame when their first album, Definitely Maybe, became the fastest selling debut album in British history to date when it was released in 1994, and follow the siblings during the height of their fame as they landed eight UK number one singles and eight UK number one albums until their acrimonious split in 2009.
The movie, which will be released in 2016, will also feature Oasis's two-night residency at Knebworth Park in 1996, when the group played to 250,000 fans.
The Gallagher brothers - who had hits as Oasis with songs such as Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger and Roll With It - have had a turbulent relationship since the split and have yet to resolve their differences amid constant rumours that they are planning to reunite.
In May Noel blasted his brother for walking out on their live shows, saying: "I could never forgive him for that, ever."
They have since continued making music separately, with Liam using the moniker Beady Eye until the band broke up in 2014, while Noel went on to form his solo project in Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Whitecross is no stranger to movies about rock stars, having made the Stone Roses film Spike Island and Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll, a biopic of punk pioneer Ian Dury.
Kapadia and Gay-Rees's film Amy, about the late singer Amy Winehouse, broke box office records on its release earlier this year, and became the highest-grossing British documentary of all time, with takings of £5.4 million.
However the film did not receive the backing of Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, who has spoken openly about his feelings and distanced himself from it.