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 music’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 Winterbottom’s schedule is packed, plans are for the director to get working on this project in a major way.Â It’s being developed with him in the director’s chair, so things appear to be moving fast.
Personally, I can’t wait for this thing.Â Winterbottom is one of today’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]