Michael Winterbottom is to music what Michael Bay is to supermodels. No one is better at inserting it into a motion picture.Â Steeping each of his films in a great sense of style both visually as well as sonically (see 9 Songs), it should come as no shock that the filmmaker is looking to direct a picture revolving around one of musicâ€™s most iconic entities: The Beatles.
The Playlist is reporting that Winterbottom (who last helmed The Trip, a film that will be the subject of a DVD review coming to GoD early next week), is set to helm The Longest Cocktail Party, a film based off of a Richard DiLello book of the same name.
The film will follow the creation of Apple Records, the label founded by the mop-topped foursome, along with the making of the bands final record, Let It Be. Jesse Armstrong of In The Loop fame will pen the script, and while Winterbottomâ€™s schedule is packed, plans are for the director to get working on this project in a major way.Â Itâ€™s being developed with him in the directorâ€™s chair, so things appear to be moving fast.
Personally, I canâ€™t wait for this thing.Â Winterbottom is one of todayâ€™s most interesting filmmakers, and with music at the center of this picture, it should be right down his alley. And this kid is already in line.
What do you think?
[Source: The Playlist]