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Following the success of the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, which has reportedly earned in excess of $25 million globally, an upcoming doc from the same team about another major name in British music has been snapped up.
Announced just prior to this year’s AFM, Mat Whitecross‘ upcoming untitled Oasis documentary has been picked up by upstart British distributor Lorton Distribution in partnership with eOne for the U.K. Lorton will release theatrically, with eOne handling all other rights in the U.K. and Ireland.
Amy director Asif Kapadia will executive produce the feature, with James Gay Rees producing alongside Mint Pictures’ Fiona Neilson and Nemperor’s Simon Halfon.
“We are thrilled to be working with Lorton Entertainment on what will undoubtedly be a ‘must see’ movie,” said eOne’s Joel Kennedy, who negotiated the deal. “It’s an iconic rock and roll story, and we can’t wait to see it brought to the big screen by such an incredibly talented team.”
Oasis has sold in excess of 70 million records and was arguably the defining band of the Britpop era in the 1990s after forming in Manchester in 1991 and releasing debut album Definitely Maybe three years later. Despite a split in 2009 due to ongoing feuds between brothers and founding members Liam and Noel Gallagher, there have been renewed rumors that the band would reform.
Independent is handling international sales on the film.
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