The Fab Four in Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man (Picture: James Loxley)
The four actors chosen to play the Beatles in a new movie have been revealed.
The band appear in new biopic Midas Man, which tells the story of the Fab Four’s manager Brian Epstein.
The newcomers will be joined by American TV show host Jay Leno, who will play Ed Sullivan, who conducted the first live interview with the Liverpool band in 1964.
Lees is also set to appear in next year’s Phantom of the Open opposite Sir Mark Rylance, while Richardson is the singer in pop band New Hope Club.
Elledge has previous form as a famous musician, having portrayed Liam Gallagher for Sky’s Creation Stories.
The four actors starring as the Beatles are relative unknowns (Picture: James Loxley)
The Beatles in 1963 (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Midas Man will also feature other parts of Epstein’s short career as a music agent before his death in 1967 at the age of 32.
Singer and actress Cilla Black, also managed by Epstein, will be played by Rosie Day.
The film will highlight Epstein’s unparalleled influence on pop music worldwide and his own tragic story.
Jonah Lees has been cast as John Lennon (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Blake Richardson stars as Paul McCartney (Picture: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
It will be directed by Sara Sugarman, whose previous work includes House Of Versace and Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen.
She said: ‘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.
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‘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 is being shot on location in Liverpool, London and the US for release in 2022.
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