The Stone Roses’ Spike Island gig resurrected for new film

Chris Coghill writes new film around the 1990 gig

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The Stone Roses‘ 1990 Spike Island gig is set to be the backdrop of a new film written by 24 Hour Party People actor Chris Coghill.

Coghill played Happy Mondays dancer Bez in the 2002 film about Manchester bands including Joy Division, New Order and svengali Tony Wilson, and has now scripted a forthcoming new movie helmed by Misfits writer Tom Green.

The project is currently untitled but will revolve around an unsigned band from a council estate in the northern city, with the 30,000-capacity Merseyside gig by the Roses as the backdrop, reports BBC News.

Green said: “This is a raw and truly authentic rites-of-passage story. It’s 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 Stone Roses‘ 1989 self-titled debut].”

There are likely to be cameos in the film from the musicians originally involved in the Spike Island gig, which took place on May 27, 1990. Filming starts later this year.

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