Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Tom Hanks' 'Beatles' Project

Tom Hanks will produce this biopic based on the life of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein, from director Paul McGuigan.
Benedict Cumberbatch joins untitled biopic on The Beatles manager Brian Epstein
Benedict Cumberbatch joins untitled biopic on The Beatles manager Brian Epstein
Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to star in an untitled biopic based on the life of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein. This project is not related to The Fifth Beatle graphic novel adaptation we reported on earlier this month.

Todd Graff wrote the screenplay, which focuses on the manager's entire life, rather than a story about The Beatles from his perspective. Brian Epstein signed the iconic band back in 1961, launching them to international superstar status. Behind closed doors, he was a closet homosexual and battled addictions with drugs and gambling. He died in 1967.

Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) will direct, with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman producing. Paul McGuigan also directed Benedict Cumberbatch in four out of the six episodes of the hit BBC series Sherlock. No production schedule was given.


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Comments (2)

  1. ringssinger

    Sounds like a wonderful project for a great actor... and as a life-long Beatles fan I'm definitely in!

    1 year agoby @ringssingerFlag

  2. skywise

    This actor is amazing. I am so glad to see him gettig work. Cant waoit to see this.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag