Irvine Welsh Wrote The Script

A teaser for the Alan McGee biopic Creation Stories has been released, and Ewen Bremner looks very much the part as the great music mogul.

The film sees Portobello-lad Bremner, who famously played Spud in the Trainspotting films, star as McGee as the movie charts the journey of his Creation Records label which discovered heavyweight British bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream.

Leith-born Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has written the script, with Nick Moran (Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels) directing and Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) executive producing.

Speaking about the biopic last year, McGee said –

“It’s like ‘Trainspotting does Creation’ if you can get into that concept,”

Here’s the trailer –

The movie synopsis reads –

“The beginning, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess and breakdowns. From leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London, showcasing emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation at 23. He brought us My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester, and hung out at the Hacienda, taking Creation into the big time with Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. His drug-induced breakdown, when it came, was dramatic, but climbing back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis’ rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world.”

Speaking about the movie, director Moran said –

Creation Stories’ is a modern-day fable,”

“Part cautionary tale, part cavalier romp, mostly hilarious, occasionally sobering and constantly engaging. An irresistible trip down memory lane, or a delightful history lesson about the last great days of rock’n’roll.

“It is shamelessly entertaining and, I hope, a joy for everyone!”

The film will also star Suki Waterhouse, Jason Isaacs, Paul Kaye, Thomas Turgoose, Jason Flemyng and Ed Byrne.

Creation Stories was supposed to be released in cinemas late last year, but will now premiere this year instead.