It has been 45 years since the death of former Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. Now, the world will be able to better understand the complicated life of the man behind the Beatles, with a new biopic that is being produced by Tom Hanks.
Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce the yet-to-be-named biopic through their production company Playtone, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film stars Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch as the troubled manager and will be directed by Sherlock’s director Paul McGuigan. Todd Graff was responsible for writing the screenplay.
Graff’s story does not solely focus on Epstein’s involvement with the Beatles, but rather on his complicated life. Epstein was a closet homosexual who battled with a gambling and drug addiction, he also had the enormous responsibility of managing the biggest rock band in the world. Sadly, his drug addiction caused him to die at a young age, when he accidentally overdosed in 1967. The producers for the film have described the upcoming feature as the story of “The man who threw the biggest party of the 1960s but ultimately forgot to invite himself.”
This is not the only project coming out about the life of Epstein. Vivek J. Tiwary is currently working on a project titled The Fifth Beatle which is an adaptation of his graphic novel.
So far there is no news on when audiences can expect Hanks produced biopic.