Beatles manager Brian Epstein biopic gets new director, mid-shoot

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The Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man should be filming again soon, as we get confirmation of a mid-production change in director.

A week or two back, we reported the news that Midas Man, the upcoming biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, had gone through a sizeable issue in the midst of its shoot.

The movie was being directed by Jonas Akerlund, but the whole film was shut down and put on hold when he suddenly departed the project. Reasons for this were not given, but it was clear if the movie couldn’t find another helmer quickly, it faced being cancelled altogether.

Now we learn that Sara Sugarman – who helmed Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen and Vinyl – has boarded the project, and the aim is to get filming back up and running as quickly as possible.

Furthermore, Akerlund has told Deadline that “I regret that things haven’t turned out as we had planned on Midas Man. I wish Jacob and the team the best with the film”.

That’d be Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, who leads an ensemble that also includes Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gage, Rosie Day and Bill Milner.

Filming is due to continue through to February of next year. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more about it.

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