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Ringo to return to acting! Playing...Pete Best?!
1 April 2015
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Hollywood, CA (AP) - Ringo Starr , former drummer for The Beatles and occasional professional actor, albeit one who hasn't appeared in a live-action motion picture in nearly 30 years, is preparing to make his big-screen comeback. And he's going to play the role of the Beatles' original drummer, whom he replaced, Pete Best.

The rock music legend, currently making the rounds to support his latest album Postcards From Paradise, optioned Best's 2001 autobiography, Beatle! The Pete Best Story in 2009 as a possible motion picture, with Brandon Routh starring in the title role. Routh showed interest but eventually opted out, and updated plans called for Best to take over the role as himself, with his younger facial features created by CGI. Best's professional screen tests, however, were unsatisfactory. So, with an eye to the possibilities of digital imaging, and a proven Hollywood track record, Starr (as producer) has decided to go with Starr (as star.)

"Pete's a remarkable bloke, and he's had a remarkable life, and turned it into a remarkable book," says Starr, who further flashed his well-known Liverpool wit: "And I really think the best way to make a great movie is if we go with a Starr, instead of going with the Best."

"Besides," he adds with a grin, "I'm a much better actor than Pete. Drummer too. Peace and love, Pete!"

 

Ringo Starr will be selling autographed copies of Beatle! The Pete Best Story at the Hollywood Book Nook on 4369 La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood on April 1st, 9am-3pm.

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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The movie is one thing, but selling autographed copies of Pete's book just seems wrong! I can hardly believe Ringo would do that! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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Non-bontee said

  So, with an eye to the possibilities of digital imaging, and a proven Hollywood track record, Starr (as producer) has decided to go with Starr (as star.)

 I bet he cast himself just for the pun

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Good little play on words but strange indeed. I'm sure Pete Best has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

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Some would say that Ringo is going to have to be a pretty good actor

to play drums at less than his full capacity (you know where I'm going with that comment).

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Are there any Angelenos on the forum aside from Parlance? I want to know if somebody's going to make it to that book signing! 

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Can't wait! Hmmm... wonder how he's getting around the no-autographs autograph conundrum.

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Good point! Maybe he'll find a loophole, bend the rules to allow himself to sign Pete's name. 

Or change his own name to "Ringo Von Starr" or something ridiculous like that.

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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