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Revolver, Bankside cue up ‘Spike Island’

Mat Whitecross pic inspired by Stone Roses

LONDON — U.K. distrib Revolver Entertainment and international sales company Bankside Films have confirmed plans to co-finance “Spike Island,” a film inspired by iconic Brit rock band the Stone Roses.

Mat Whitecross will direct the movie, scripted by Chris Coghill, which is set shoot next March.

Young actors Elliott Tittensor (“Shameless”) and Matthew McNulty (“Misfits”) will star as the members of an aspiring band who take a trip to see their idols, the Stone Roses, play the now-legendary Spike Island concert.

BBC Films is also co-financing the project, which was developed in partnership with the BFI Film Fund. Fiona Neilson and Esther Douglas of Fiesta Prods. are the producers.

About 27,000 fans attended the May 1990 outdoor concert, widely regarded as the Woodstock of the “Madchester” generation. The Stone Roses have given permission to use their music for the film.

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