Alan McGee Biopic in the Works From ‘Trainspotting’ Writer Irvine Welsh

A movie based on record executive Alan McGee is in the works with “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh writing the script.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will handle worldwide sales on the feature film “Creation Stories,” starting next week at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film is based on McGee’s autobiography, “The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label.” McGee, a native of Glasgow, co-founded and ran the label from 1983 to 1999.

Burning Wheel Productions’ Hollie Richmond, Shelley Hammond, Nathan McGough and Orian Williams are producing. Kaleidoscope’s Spencer Pollard is executive producing.

Creation Records launched bands such as Oasis, Primal Scream and the Jesus & Mary Chain. Welsh had a close relationship with McGee and first-hand experience of Creation Records’ trials and triumphs.

Welsh, a native of Edinborough, co-wrote the script with Dean Cavanagh. He also wrote “Filth” and “Porno” but is best known for his 1993 debut novel “Trainspotting,” which was adapted into the 1996 film starring Ewan McGregor.

“Burning Wheel is absolutely delighted to be working with Kaleidoscope to create a film about one of the most culturally important British figures in the music business Alan McGee, written by the voice of a generation Irvine Welsh,” Hammond said.

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