There is something that we can never doubt and that is that the most famous band in Liverpool will always flaunt a timeless character. Booming Disney Plus miniseries The Beatles: Get Back (here you can read our review), details of the film resurface Midas man, a biopic around Brian Epstein (also known as the fifth Beatle), the legendary representative of The Beatles. The film already has a new director and a confirmed cast that will give life to the quartet led by John Lennon.
Exclusive information from Deadline anticipates us that Blake richardson (Eleven Days) will be in charge of impersonating Paul McCartney; Jonah Lees (Letter to the king) will play John Lennon; Leo Harvey Elledge (Creation Stories) will become George Harrison and actor Campbell wallace will make his acting debut as Ringo Starr.
Perhaps, the aforementioned names, are foreign to the film industry or little known. However, director Sara Sugarman anticipates that her performances will be authentic and extraordinary:
“The actors who play the Beatles are an extraordinary group who ooze that very visceral feeling of the 60s, they are charming, playful and so authentic […]”Director Sara Sugarman told Deadline .
On the other hand, the actor Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Lady’s gambit) will be in charge of impersonating British businessman Brian Epstein, who died at the age of 32 from sedative poisoning in 1967 and whose event “orphaned” the musicians. The cast completes it Jay leno like television host Ed Sullivan and Emily watson (Chernobyl) as Malka Epstein, Brian’s mother, among others.
«[…] and I have no doubt that Jay Leno will capture the essence of Ed Sullivan perfectly. Your own experience as an American television host will provide a natural and accurate representation and add an incredible element of modern show business to the story. “ Sugarman said.
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Midas man is based on a story by screenwriter Brigit Grant and co-written by Jonathan Wakeham.
There is no set release date for Midas man. In fact, the project had suffered a three-week stoppage of activities, as the production was looking for the replacement of the director Jonas akerlund, who left the project hastily, and instead entered the Welsh filmmaker Sara sugarman (House of Versace) (via Deadline).
Finally, it is known that the filming began last month in Liverpool. Filming will continue on US soil in early 2022.
The entry Midas Man: Meet the cast of the new Beatles movie was first published on Cinema PREMIERE.