When The Stone Roses played Spike Island in 1990 it would become stuff of legend. They had just released their eponymous debut the year before, inciting a baggy Madchester movement and the band were at their critical peak when they performed to almost 30,000 people – along with the ever-present police helicopters.
Tom Green, writer and director of Misfits, has scripted a film with the infamous concert set as the backdrop. The film was written by actor Chris Coghill – who played Happy Mondays‘ Bez in 24 Hour Party People – and follows the story of an unsigned band from a council estate in Manchester. The movie will include cameo appearances from a host of stars who have yet to be revealed.
Speaking about the movie Green says it is “a raw and truly authentic rites-of-passage story – full of the humour, heartache, dreams and fears of being part of a brotherhood of mates, and set to the greatest record ever written. The Roses died in ’95. This is the resurrection.”