The untitled feature-length doc about iconic Brit rock group Oasis has sold well for Luc Roeg’s Independent. The film, which is to be directed by Mat Whitecross, produced by James Gay Rees, Fiona Neilson and Simon Halfon with Asif Kapadia on board as exec producer, was bought by Ascot Elite (Germany), Lucky Red (Italy), Madman (Australia & New Zealand), D Films (Canada), Edko (Hong Kong), Ascot Elite (Switzerland), Cine Lux (Korea), Move Matters (Documentary Club) (Thailand), and MovieCloud (Taiwan). A Japanese sale is expected to close imminently.
The biggest band in the UK and beyond for a period in the mid-1990s when Britpop was at its zenith, Oasis also provided plenty of headlines thanks to the endlessly feuding Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel.
The film will document the band’s journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother’s band, progressing in less than three years to releasing their first album Definitely Maybe, which became the fastest-selling debut album in British history at the time. By 1996, Oasis sold 250,000 tickets over two nights at their iconic Knebworth Park concerts.
Independent is handling international sales.