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Michael Winterbottom Planning To Direct Beatles Movie 'The Longest Cocktail Party'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 12, 2011 6:07 AM
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'Four Lions' Writer Jesse Armstrong Penning Script For Liam Gallagher-Produced Film, But Johnny Depp Likely Won't Play LeadExclusive: Few directors have such a keen eye for music as Michael Winterbottom. From The Cranberries-stuffed soundtrack in his sophomore feature "Butterfly Kiss" to "24 Hour Party People," one of the best films about rock'n'roll ever made, to the perverse 50s cuts in last year's "The Killer Inside Me," he's always had a great sense for the right backdrop to the action, whether it be an original score or a song. And now, it looks like the director is heading towards tackling perhaps the Holy Grail of popular music, by making a film about The Beatles.

Liam Gallagher Wants Johnny Depp For Adaptation Of Richard DiLello's 'The Longest Cocktail Party'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2011 3:50 AM
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Remember that film about The Beatles' label Apple Records produced by Liam Gallagher that won't feature any Beatles' characters or music? Yeah, neither did we but the outspoken former frontman of Oasis has now brought the project back into the media spotlight by revealing that he's eyeing Johnny Depp for the key role of journalist-writer-publicist Derek Taylor.

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