Director Michael Winterbottom has tackled music in his past films, from dance music in Manchester in 24 Hour Party People to live concert performance in 9 Songs. With the film The Longest Cocktail Party, Winterbottom will be taking on the final years of The Beatles.
The film, based on the book of the same name written by Richard DiLello, takes place from 1968 as The Beatles set up Apple Records and take place through the recording of Let It Be. DiLello worked for Apple Records from 1968-1970 and wrote the book based on his experiences.
The film is also being produced by former Oasis member Liam Gallagher and is being written by Jesse Armstrong, who worked on the British comedies In The Loop and Four Lions. The film does not have the rights to any of The Beatles’ music yet, but that could change before the film is released.