Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is currently producing a film about The Beatles, but the guy knows a thing or two about another band whose often tumultuous back story is just as memorable as the music itself. Why, Oasis, of course!
In an interview with UK publication The Independent, Gallagher, who has had a — for lack of a better word — strained relationship with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher (he did, after all, sue him this year for remarks he made at a press conference), said he wouldn’t be opposed to sharing their rocky rock n’ roll tale with audiences at the movies. “Sometimes, when we’ve had a few drinks, we sit about telling stories and talk about putting them in an Oasis film. I’d be up for that … But I’d start it with Paris. I wouldn’t want it to end on such a bummer. I’d start at the end and work my way backwards,” the younger Gallagher brother revealed.
So who should play those lovable Gallagher brothers? Well besides, of course, Noel and Liam themselves. (While it would no doubt make for some amazingly entertaining behind-the-scenes stories, my money would be on the production never actually completing due to butting heads. Case in point: Liam told The Independent, “Noel’s got to do his solo thing — and realize he’s not that good without his younger brother.”)
Should Hollywood go by the way of picking fellow famous siblings with strained relationships? (The Baldwins can do British accents, right?) Or should they pick British actors who can convincingly play scraggly rock stars, like say, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Nicholas Hoult, Sam Claflin, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Ben Barnes, Eddie Redmayne, or my personal vote, Andrew Garfield? (Hey, the guy knows how play part of a famous team gone terribly awry.) Ah forget it, let’s just have Gallagher pull double duty and play both of them! Smashing, darling!
Who do you think should play Liam and Noel Gallagher in an Oasis movie, PopWatchers? Do you like the idea of it going backwards in which it doesn’t end in the band splitting up, rather everyone singing “Wonderwall” at the top of their lungs for the entirety of 1995 and 1996? Share in the comments section below!