Biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein Midas Man needed a lot of Help! to get over the finish line, but it has finally wrapped production with a third director.
Rock biopics, it seems, are a difficult genre to navigate. Bohemian Rhapsody originally had Bryan Singer at the helm before Dexter Fletcher finished the film, for instance.
A similar fate has befallen Midas Man, a biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. It began production in 2021 with Jonas Åkerlund directing, only for Sara Sugarman to take over later that year. Joe Stephenson recently took the reins to finally get the film over the finish line. In each case, the directors are said to have left over “creative differences”.
As for the film itself, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd stars as Epstein. The cast last year was Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gage, Bill Milner, Rosie Day as Cilla Black and Jay Leno as Ed Sullivan, though it seems there may have been some changes due to the delays caused by some of those creative differences.
Portraying The Beatles themselves are newcomers Jonah Lees as John Lennon, musician Blake Richardson as Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge as George Harrison, and Campbell Wallace as drummer Ringo Starr.
The film will cover his time as manager of the Fab Four from 1962 until his untimely death in 1967 at age 32. He also managed other acts like Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.
Midas Man is in post-production, we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
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