A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Supersonic, the in-depth look at the Manchester rock band led, and then undone, by Gallagher brothers Liam and Noel. From director Mat Whitecross and the producers of Amy and Senna, the film tells the story of the meteoric rise, chaotic reign, and epic explosion of the 90s group whose enduring hits include the eponymous tune as well as “Champagne Supernova,” “Don’t Look Back In Anger” and “Wonderwall.” Check out the trailer above.
A24 is creating a one-night-only event out of the release, putting the film in U.S. theaters on October 26.
Whitecross’ credits include the 2010 BAFTA-nominated Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll about Ian Dury, one of the founders of the 70s punk-rock scene in Britain; and 2012 Emilia Clarke-starrer Spike Island about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses.
Amy and Senna director Asif Kapadia is an exec producer on Supersonic. James gay Rees, Fiona Neilson and Simon Halfon are producers. The film releases in the UK on October 14.