The actors portraying the Beatles in Brian Epstein’s movie “Midas Man” have been revealed.
Jonah Lees will play John Lennon, Blake Richardson will play Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge will play George Harrison while newcomer Campbell Wallace will play Ringo Starr.
Adam Lawrence also joined the cast as Pete Best – who was fired from the group just before they rose to fame – and it was revealed earlier this week that Jay Leno will be playing the talk show host. Ed Sullivan.
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd will play the late Fab Four manager in the film, which traces Epstein’s role in the creative explosion of the 1960s and his significant influence on pop music.
The project is back in production after a forced hiatus as producers sought a replacement for director Jonas Akerlund. Sara Sugarman is now behind the camera on the film.
Filming began last month in Liverpool but had to be suspended for three weeks while the new director was found. Filming is scheduled to move to the United States early next year.
Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gage, Rosie Day and Bill Milner also star in the film.
“Midas Man” is produced by StudioPow and Trevor Beattie Films. The original screenplay is based on a script by Brigit Grant and written by Jonathan Wakeham.
Sugarman said: “The actors playing The Beatles are an amazing group, they give off that very visceral 60s feeling, 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 a natural and precise portrayal and add an incredible element of modern showbiz to the story.”