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Friday 14 May, 2010

Liam announces Beatles movie

At the Cannes Film Festival today (Friday 14th May 2010) Liam will officially unveil his first motion picture project, The Longest Cocktail Party.

Based on the book of the same name, a word-of-mouth smash by Sixties face Richard DiLello, it’s a film about the Beatles – but like none you’ve ever seen before.

DeLillo worked for Apple Corps, the Fab Four’s corporation that they described as "an attempt at ‘Western Communism'."

Apple Corps encompassed fashion labels, movie producers and the band’s indie record label Apple. The label signed innovative acts like Jazz legend James Taylor and quietly subversive folk musician Mary Hopkin. Based at Number Three Savile Row, Apple Corps quickly became a chaotic clubhouse for some of Swinging London’s most infamous figures.

A young American backpacker, DeLillo was employed (sort of) as the Apple Corps’ ‘House Hippy’. While his job description involved little more than skinning up, he also played muse and assistant to Apple Press Officer Derek Taylor. It was a position from which DeLillo witnessed some of the most pivotal moments of late 60s counter-culture. The Beatles themselves appear only as semi-mythical figures – The Longest Cocktail Party is more the story of the enormous impact the band had on the world around them rather than a biopic of John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves.

The Longest Cocktail Party has been called ‘the only book about the Beatles that’ll make you laugh’. Peppered with the hilarious and poignant details that a writer only gets from really being there, it’s Let It Be meets The Thick of It.

The film is currently set to go into production in early 2011.

Liam is pictured top right wearing the Purple Monkey Jacket.

More images from Cannes to follow...

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Members Comments (21)

david griac Friday 14 May, 2010 3:27 p.m.

thought violet jacket would be strange, but liam makes it work easily, looks dead cool. well i wouldnt ecpect anything less from him

Maz Seaman Friday 14 May, 2010 3:30 p.m.

Sounds interesting, Liam's looking good :)

Diana Nuevo Friday 14 May, 2010 4:09 p.m.

It's a very important project, can't wait to see it!

jaswant heron Friday 14 May, 2010 4:30 p.m.

Had to buy the purple monkey jacket after seeing it on Liam. Looks the bollox!!!

jaswant heron Friday 14 May, 2010 4:32 p.m.

Shame the leather pretty green parka is a one off for Liam. Maybe in future....

Dominic Chevrier Sunday 16 May, 2010 3:51 a.m.

Can't wait to see more pictures. Tge Guy look cool and in good shape !

Sandra Jones Sunday 16 May, 2010 7:53 p.m.

I think the purple jacket makes the picture.

john fox Sunday 16 May, 2010 9:58 p.m.

why's this fu**in gear so exspensive our kid?

john gilham Monday 17 May, 2010 8:19 p.m.

film sounds good, look forward to it. can i still get the blue paisley shirt ?

Paul Biggerstaff Wednesday 19 May, 2010 3:13 p.m.

Need any actors or extras for the film ?

lee gatton Thursday 20 May, 2010 1:55 a.m.

desperate need for some cool shorts for summer

courtnay jones Thursday 20 May, 2010 11:29 a.m.

any chance the site can put all th photos and interviews liam done in cannes up on the site? the site doesnt really post new stuff on the site does it??

courtnay jones Saturday 22 May, 2010 8:39 a.m.

where are the new photos and interviews then???

Julia Kaiser Friday 04 June, 2010 10:08 a.m.

The purple jacket looks so fab!

Josh Jones Friday 04 June, 2010 2:44 p.m.

I got that jacket last weekend julia, I was torn between that one and the sky blue one... but glad i got the purple in the end, barely taken it off since, got the purple pique polo too, they look great together :D

Gisela Friday 04 June, 2010 9:11 p.m.

heeyyy great proyect !

Julia Kaiser Saturday 05 June, 2010 8:02 p.m.

That'S damn great Josh!:) Can't wait till Liam's doing some ladies clothing!!! =D

louise davies Saturday 12 June, 2010 9:48 a.m.

Courtnay Jones videos here, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=liam+gallagher+cannes+interview&aq=f Pictures on my website stopcryingyourheartout.com

Agnieszka Kaliszewska Monday 21 June, 2010 12:36 a.m.

GREAT MAN!!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!!! and I am awaiting ladies clothing too, Julia :)

DARRON CONNETT Wednesday 15 September, 2010 12:30 p.m.

PAUL BIGGERSTAFF????? WHERE YOU FROM MAN? MY FAMILY ARE BIGGERSTAFFS FROM WEST LONDON, CHECK OUT MYSPACE.COM/DARRONJCONNETT

DARRON CONNETT Wednesday 15 September, 2010 12:31 p.m.

JUST GOT MY FIRST PURCHASE,LET YOU KNOW THE SCORE WHEN ITS ON MY BACK,LOOKS COOL AS THOUGH...

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