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'24 Hour' actor pens Stone Roses movie

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An actor from 24 Hour Party People has penned a new movie which features The Stone Roses' famous 1990 show at Spike Island as its backdrop.

Chris Coghill, who played Happy Mondays star Bez in Michael Winterbottom's 2002 biopic, has written the script for the as-yet-unnamed project, BBC News reports.

It is being made by Misfits director Tom Green and centres on an unsigned band from a council estate around the time of the Roses' 30,000-capacity show at Widnes, Cheshire.

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 Roses died in '95. This is the resurrection."

Co-producer Fiona Neilson of Fiesta Productions added: "The Stone Roses changed our teenage lives and Chris has captured that perfectly, creating a screenplay that will appeal both to fans and to a broad audience who will fall in love with the characters and their story."

Filming will begin later this year. The movie will not feature any celebrity cameos.

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