Liam Gallagher has revealed that he would like to cast Johnny Depp in his upcoming film, based on the story of The Beatles’ company Apple Corps.
The film is, in fact, an adaptation of Richard DiLello’s 1973 book, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall. The novel is the story of DiLello himself, who became the “house hippie” for Apple Records, gaining a unique insight into the breakup of one of the greatest bands in history, the launch of The Beatles‘ solo careers and, most notably, the lavish parties which the company liked to throw for its clients.
It was announced earlier this month that the project would be developed by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher’s production company, 1 Productions, in a collaboration with Revolution Films.
However, it doesn’t look like Depp will be taking on the role of Lennon or McCartney any time soon. Instead, the film focuses on the ‘behind-the-scenes’ characters of The Beatles’ story, and Gallagher’s got his sights set on Johnny Depp for the role Derek Taylor, the band’s long-time publicist.
Although the film is yet to be cast, Gallagher reportedly revealed his preference for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor during a recent interview with Q Magazine. He also stated that, “the film script is done. It’s gonna blow people’s minds, man.”
Despite being seemingly quite excited about his upcoming project, Gallagher has also insisted that he is not making a permanent shift to the film industry. When questioned by The Guardian at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, he also stated “I’m doing this one thing and then that’s it, I’m back on the dole. I’m not gonna be doing films about whales or unkempt eyebrows.” Well that’s good to know…
Still, this project definitely looks like an interesting one, especially if they are able to get the likes of Mr. J. Depp on board. We’ll keep you posted!