The actors playing The Beatles in the forthcoming Midas Man film have been announced NME reports.
As revealed earlier this week, the report adds, the biopic of the Fab Four’s manager Brian Epstein will see Jay Leno take on the role of late TV host Ed Sullivan (The Ed Sullivan Show).
Citing a Deadline report it says, Jonah Lees (The Letter For The King) is set to portray John Lennon while musician Blake Richardson (from the band New Hope Club) will appear as Paul McCartney.
Leo Harvey-Elledge – who played Liam Gallagher in this year’s Alan McGee biopic, Creation Stories – has been lined up to portray George Harrison, with Campbell Wallace appearing as Ringo Starr. Elsewhere, Peaky Blinders‘ Adam Lawrence will play original Beatles drummer Pete Best.
You can see the first-look official image of The Beatles in Midas Man here.
Director Sara Sugarman said of the new castings: “The actors playing the Beatles are an extraordinary group 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.”
It was previously confirmed that The Queen’s Gambit’s Jacob Fortune-Lloyd will portray Brian Epstein, the Liverpudlian record shop manager who is credited with signing The Beatles.