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The Beatles actors revealed for upcoming ‘Midas Man’ biopic

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The silver screen’s Fab Four have been announced.

The actors chosen to play John, Paul, Ringo and George in the new biopic “Midas Man” about legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein were shared on Thanksgiving Day.

As reported by Deadline, Jonah Lees, 26, of UK series “The Letter For The King,” is John Lennon; musician Blake Richardson, 22, from British pop trio New Hope Club, is Paul McCartney; Leo Harvey-Elledge, 19, who played rocker Liam Gallagher in “Creation Stories,” is George Harrison; and newcomer Campbell Wallace is Ringo Starr.

“Peaky Blinders” actor Adam Lawrence, 30, also joins as former Beatles drummer Pete Best, and “The Queen’s Gambit” actor Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, 33, has been chosen to portray Beatles manager Epstein, a record shop manager from Liverpool who would discover the greatest band of all time.

Filming “Midas Man” began last month in Liverpool but soon ran aground since the film’s initial director Jonas Akerlund was said to be “taking a break” from work and “unlikely to return” to set.

Still photo from the shoot for the upcoming The Beatles biopic "Midas Man."
Still photo from the shoot for the upcoming The Beatles biopic “Midas Man.”
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The Beatles portrait
Pictured are the real-life Beatles: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
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"Midas Man" will be directed by Sara Sugarland, who is replacing initial director Jonas Akerlund.
“Midas Man” will be directed by Sara Sugarland, who is replacing initial director Jonas Akerlund.
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Jonah Lees
Jonah Lees, 26, is set to portray John Lennon.
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Blake Richardson
New Hope Club singer Blake Richardson, 22, has the role of Paul McCartney.
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Cast members rock out during filming for "Midas Man."
Cast members rock out during filming for “Midas Man.”
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Regarding the Swedish director’s departure, a statement from production read: “We can confirm that filming of ‘Midas Man’ will continue in London in November before breaking for Christmas. Filming will restart in early January in Los Angeles.”

Sara Sugarland (“Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”) has since been selected to replace Akerland, and production is again underway.

“The actors playing the Beatles are an extraordinary group they ooze that very visceral feeling of the ’60s, are charming, playful and so authentic,” Sugarland said of the newly chosen cast.

Jonah Lees portrays John Lennon in the movie.
Jonah Lees portrays John Lennon in the movie.
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Leo Harvey-Elledge (right) previously portrayed Liam Gallagher in "Creation Stories." He was cast as George Harrison in "Midas Man."
Leo Harvey-Elledge (right) previously portrayed Liam Gallagher in “Creation Stories.” He was cast as George Harrison in “Midas Man.”
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Adam Lawrence
Adam Lawrence, 30, will play former Beatles drummer Pete Best.
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The new biopic “Midas Man” is about legendary The Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
The new biopic “Midas Man” is about legendary The Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
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Jonah Lees' John Lennon sets a mood in "Midas Man."
Jonah Lees’ John Lennon sets a mood in “Midas Man.”
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In addition, 71-year-old “Tonight Show” icon Jay Leno was recently announced for the role of Ed Sullivan, who hosted the band during their first live appearance on US television in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Sugarland said Leno’s “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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