First Look Images Unveiled for Irvine Welsh’s Alan McGee Biopic CREATION STORIES As Jason Isaacs + Steven Berkoff Join Cast
Burning Wheel Productions are excited to share the first official images from the new Alan McGee biopic CREATION STORIES, written by Irvine Welsh and exec produced by Danny Boyle. The images feature the film's leading man Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), who plays Alan McGee, as well as a behind the scenes look at one of the sets with Director Nick Moran.
The team behind CREATION STORIES are also thrilled to announce new additions to the cast, including British acting royalty Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter Film Series), comedian Ed Byrne as well as Paul Kaye (It's All Gone Pete Tong), Perry Benson (You Rang M'Lord?), Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Steven Berkoff (Octopussy), Rufus Jones (W1A) and Mel Raido (Legend). They join previously confirmed castmates Ewen Bremner and Suki Waterhouse. Leo Flanagan (Hanna, Waterloo Road) has been confirmed to play young Alan McGee in his feature film debut.
CREATION STORIES is the feature film of the life of Alan McGee - the adaptation of his highly acclaimed autobiography 'Creation Stories - Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label'.
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.
Written by cult figure Irvine Welsh with writing partner Dean Cavanagh, CREATION STORIES is being Directed by Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) with Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) executive producing.
CREATION STORIES is financed by Phil Hunt and Compton Ross at Head Gear Films, alongside Sony Music.
Metro International Entertainment are executive producing and handling worldwide sales.
About Burning Wheel Productions
A London based production company founded in 2015 by Shelley Hammond and Hollie Richmond and later joined by third partner Nathan McGough. The company works across both film and TV. Creation Stories is the first feature to go into production out of the four titles in their slate. They recently completed a Co-Production six-part docuseries entitled Theodore, focusing on the victims of Ted Bundy in the US.
Burning Wheel are producing Creation Stories alongside Ben Dillon and Orian Williams.