Following on their success with the feature-length Amy Winehouse docu Amy, Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay Reese are partnering again on Brit director Mat Whitecross’ untitled Oasis documentary. 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. Whitecross (Road To Guantanamo) directs with Kapadia exec producing. Reese produces along with Fiona Neilson for Mint Pictures and Simon Halfon for Nemperor.
The film will document the band’s journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’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.
Luc Roeg’s Independent is handling international sales and will launch the project at AFM.