Liam Gallagher eyes Johnny for Beatles film

Tuesday May 24, 2011

Liam Gallagher is hoping to cast Johnny Depp in the Beatles movie he is making.

The former Oasis star is producing a film about the Fab Four's company Apple Corps, based on Richard DiLello's book The Longest Cocktail Party.

In an interview he said he would like the Pirates of the Caribbean star to take a leading role.

Liam, who fronts new band Beady Eye, wants the US actor to play Derek Taylor, the Beatles' long-time publicist.

Johnny became friendly with the Gallaghers during the late 1990s, when he was dating model Kate Moss.

He contributed to Oasis recording sessions, playing a slide guitar solo on the track Fade In-Out.

Liam, 38, added: "Derek Taylor was a dude. He's up there with Lennon.

"The film script is done. It's gonna blow people's minds, man. I'm just waiting to find out when we choose the actors.

"I want Johnny Depp to play Derek Taylor. It's got Johnny Depp written all over it, man."

DiLello's book is an insider's guide to Apple, examining the company and the band's demise.

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