The latest biopic based on The Beatles has only had a few pieces of information released thus far. This week, the first look at the Fab Four in Midas Man has been revealed, showing off the young stars just before they took over the world with their music and sold more than 600 million worldwide.
The iconic John Lennon will be played by Jonah Lees, who is best known for appearing in the Netflix TV show The Letter for the King.
The British actor is being joined on-screen by Blake Richardson, who is playing Paul McCartney.
Richardson is also a singer in the pop band New Hope Club.
The Quiet Beatle, George Harrison, is being taken on by Leo Harvey-Elledge.
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Not a lot is known about Harvey-Elledge, but the young actor previously played another rock star in a different biopic.
The actor took on the role of Liam Gallagher in the 2021 film Creation Stories.
The Fab Four’s line-up is concluded with the introduction of a new actor, Campbell Wallace.
Wallace is playing the band’s drummer, Ringo Starr.
Here’s the first look at leading man Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Midas Man himself. “[Brian’s] style is key to understanding his character,” says Jacob “It reveals his flair, sensitivity & good taste. It was his armour against a challenging & dangerous world” https://t.co/ci67dWfsSw pic.twitter.com/vhjlq3koVN
— Midas Man (@midasmanmovie) October 22, 2021
The Beatles are being played by relative newcomers to the film industry
There is another drummer for The Beatles joining the fray, however – Pete Best.
The band’s first drummer will be played by Adam Lawrence, who BBC viewers will recognise from the legendary TV show Peaky Blinders, where he played the Handsome Man – one of Polly Gray’s lovers.
Meanwhile, the band’s mythical appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show will be hosted by Jay Leno, who is playing the talk show’s titular host.
Midas Man focuses on the band’s manager, Brian Epstein, rather than the musicians.
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Epstein is being played by Jacob Fortune-Lloyd. The film’s producer, Kevin Proctor, told Variety: “One of the reasons we loved Jacob for this role is that Brian Epstein was the personification of dapper, quintessential charisma, and Jacob felt like the man to bring that to life.
“The fact that he’s been able to do just that to such electrifying effect in one image shows that we have the right guy.”
Sara Sugarman, the newly appointed director of the movie, said in a statement: “The actors playing The Beatles are an extraordinary group.”
Sugarman added: “They ooze that very visceral feeling of the 60s, 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.”
Midas Man’s release date is to be announced.
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