Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh is penning a new biopic based on the life of Creation Records boss Alan McGee.
Creation Records boss Alan McGee is the subject of a new biopic by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.
The movie will tell the story of his hard beginnings in working class Glasgow, through bands like Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream, to his discovery of a little Manchester band called Oasis .
Alan, 55, told Mirror Celeb: "I've been friends with Irvine and Dean Cavanagh for a long time - but when I was approached about the movie I still though people were joking.
"They are genius writers and really cool mother f***ers. I've read the first draft and it's very gritty like Trainspotting but then again my book is gritty - my life was gritty."
From a hard childhood in Glasgow, McGee rose up to become one of the most recognisable managers in the world.
20 years ago last month his most famous protégés - the brothers Gallagher played one of their finest series of gigs at Maine Road.
Welsh, known for writing the likes of Filth and Porno has adapted a screenplay called Creation Stories, based on McGee’s memoir The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label.
It will be introduced at the upcoming Cannes film market.
Burning Wheel Productions’ Hollie Richmond, Shelley Hammond and Nathan McGough will produce the film alongside Orian Williams.
McGee is staying tight-lipped on who will be playing him in the movie which spans his childhood through to selling 60 millions records.
And of course there is no word yet on who will be playing Liam and Noel Gallagher - who are of course a huge part of the story.
McGee added: "I'm very excited. From my beginnings to selling millions of records to now having a movie made about me - how can I complain?"