First look: Midas Man

The first images from a new film about The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein have been released.

The film stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd in the the lead role of Beatles manager.

The band themselves are being played by Jonah Lees as John Lennon, Blake Richardson is portraying Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge is George Harrison, and newcomer Campbell Wallace is Ringo Starr. 

The film also stars Emily Watson as Epstein’s mother Malka “Queenie” Epstein, Eddie Marsan portrays his father and successful businessman Harry, Omari Douglas is Lonnie Trimble, Epstein’s ever-trusted confidant.

Rosie Day plays Cilla Black, with Lukas Gage as Tex Ellington and Charley Palmer Rothwell as The Beatles’ record producer George Martin. Plus, Adam Lawrence is playing Pete Best and Jay Leno is set to play talk show host Ed Sullivan.

Filming on the project is currently underway in Liverpool. Original director Jonas Akerlund dropped out of the project after the first few weeks of filming. He has now been replaced by Sara Sugarman.

Speaking about her Fab Four, Sugarman said: “The actors playing the Beatles are an extraordinary group, they ooze that very visceral feeling of the 60’s, are charming, playful, and so authentic and I have no doubt that Jay Leno will capture the essence of Ed Sullivan perfectly. His own experience as an American television host will bring forward a natural, and accurate portrayal and add an incredible element of modern showbiz to the story.”

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