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Benedict Cumberbatch to play “fifth Beatle” for Sherlock director

Benedict Cumberbatch will team up with his Sherlock director Paul McGuigan to bring the story of The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cumberbatch will portray the iconic manager who was sometimes called the “fifth Beatle.” The screenplay, written by Todd Graff (Joyful Noise), will focus on Epstein […]

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Michael Winterbottom, Liam Gallagher making Beatles break-up flick

Director Michael Winterbottom looks set to direct The Longest Cocktail Party, an adaptation of the Richard DiLello book about the recording of The Beatles’ final album, Let It Be. The Playlist reports Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Four Lions) will write the screenplay, while Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame will produce. Gallagher, who holds the […]

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson biopic in the works

The life rights of Beach Boys brainbox Brian Wilson, as well as that of his wife Melinda, have been purchased by River Road Entertainment, paving the way for a biopic on the pop icon’s tumultuous career. According to Deadline, Oscar-nominee Oren Moverman (The Messenger) is currently writing the screenplay. Moverman is also working on the script […]

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