Are you a male aged 18 – 23? Have you got the looks, the voice and the swagger to play Liam Gallagher?
Earlier this week, the production team at Burning Wheel sent out an open casting call to find the perfect person to play the role of Liam in Creation Stories, a new film about Alan McGee, the man who discovered Oasis.
The film, which is based on McGee’s autobiography Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label: The Story of Creation Records, will have a strong Trainspotting influence. It will be directed by Danny Boyle, have a screenplay by Irvine Welsh, and will feature Ewen Bremner, who played Spud, in the starring role.
It will also star Rupert Everett, Suki Waterhouse and Jason Flemyng. Shooting starts in June.
“This group, Oasis, are the one recent thing that made me go: ‘Fuckin’ hell, I still believe in rock’n’roll,’ McGee told The Guardian about the first time he saw the band play.
“I was at an 18 Wheeler show in Glasgow at King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut. Third on the bill were a band from Manchester. They were friends of Oasis and they’d told the band they could play fourth on the bill. So Oasis hired a van and drove up from Manchester with their mates and when they arrived the promoter says: ‘No. Fuck off.’ And they’re saying: ‘Look, it’s cost us £200 to hire the van and equipment and get here. If you don’t let us play, we’ll smash your club up. There’s 10 of us and only two security …’
If you want to be considered for the role, self-tape your audition using the dialogue from the video from 0:47 and send it to IWANTTOBELIAM@gmail.com by 6pm on Friday, May 31st. But be warned – they are looking for more than just a haircut and a parka.