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The Fifth Beatle movie
3 October 2011
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Note: two threads merged by meanmistermustard on the 27th July 2014; thread one originally consisted of posts 1 – 3 whereas the second thread comprised of post #4 thru to #8.

The Jewish Chronicle The Fifth Beatle
September 22, 2011
The Fifth Beatle

A film about the Jewish, gay and drug-addicted manager of the world's most famous music band is to be made in Liverpool.
The Fifth Beatle, a $25 million American biopic about Brian Epstein, who discovered and managed the Beatles until his death at 32 from a drug overdose, is due to be filmed next year, and would be the first to track Epstein's life story after a separate 2009 production stalled. Written by Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary, who claims Epstein's Jewish background, and his funeral, attended only by his family, are key to the story of an "ultimate cultural outsider", the film focuses on Epstein's homosexuality and contains scenes about a presumed relationship he may have had with John Lennon. Mr Tiwary, 38, whose Broadway rock show won two Tony Awards and a Grammy, said that Epstein, who was born on Yom Kippur in 1934, had been his "historical mentor" for 15 years. It had taken him three months to hunt down his biography.

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-n…..fth-beatle

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3 October 2011
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Wow, this sounds great! I think Brian will always be the fifth Beatle to me. brian-epstein Thanks, peregrine9.

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Your welcome kelicopter.

 

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14 October 2013
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Figured it was time to start a topic for this movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Benedict Cumberbatch will play Brian in the movie version of "The Fifth Beatle"! Sherlock's Paul McGuigan will direct.

I'm really excited now!

Edit: This a year-old article that was posted on FB as if it were new, so I have no idea what's happening with this film now, sorry.

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5 December 2013
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So a year after that article was posted, they're going in a different direction. From The Examiner:

Peyton Reed will direct “The Fifth Beatle,” the film adaptation of the recently released New York Times best-selling graphic novel chronicling the final years of The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, the production company announced Dec. 4. Reed's past directing credits include the films “Bring It On,” “Yes Man,” “Down With Love” and “The Break-Up” and episodes of the TV series “The Goodwin Games” and “New Girl.”

More at the source. [x-posted at the news thread]

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14 June 2014
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Examiner blurb:

Speaking of projects: Remember the Brian Epstein movie supposedly in the works with Tom Hanks? It seems to have quietly disappeared. Meanwhile, "The Fifth Beatle" movie, taken from the comic novel and written by Vivek Tiwary, is still on the boards.

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22 July 2014
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For those going to Comic-Con, there'll be a Fifth Beatle panel Sunday:

One of the hottest graphic novels of 2013, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, is now one of the most highly anticipated films, having secured the approval of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison, along with unprecedented access to the entire Beatles music catalog. Fifth Beatle writer and producer Vivek J. Tiwary (Green Day's American Idiot) introduces a series of very special guests for a discussion of The Fifth Beatle's development, and breaking news. Panel moderated byPatrick Reed (Depth Of Field Magazine).
Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am 

[x-posted to the Fifth Beatle book thread]

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22 July 2014
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Finally I e been waiting to hear something about the movie. I know I could have researched it more, but now I am in the mood.

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