Since the dawn of recorded music, few musicians or bands have achieved the level of success that The Beatles have achieved. Releasing their first album Please Please Me in 1963, the British rock band revolutionized the music industry as we know it by becoming one of the first musical acts to receive international acclaim. To this very day, The Beatles are considered to be one of the greatest bands in the history of recorded music and their work has aged incredibly well despite being produced over 50 years ago. Their place in popular culture is cemented to say the least, and as a result they remain as omnipresent as ever in Hollywood. A prime example of that is a new project being produced that highlights the role and perspective of Brian Epstein, the iconic band’s manager, in helping create what is best known as Beatlemania, dubbed Midas Man.
The Beatles’ role in helping redefine music is very much known around the world, with projects such as 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and 1969’s Abbey Road being some of the most iconic albums ever released. Behind every great act is a great team however, and in the case of the Beatles, that team was headed by the legendary music manager Brian Epstein. Epstein first met The Beatles in 1961 following a performance in Liverpool, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. From there The Beatles would become one of the most iconic bands to walk the earth with hordes of fans flocking for a chance to see them live, and that journey is now set to be explored in Midas Man. Filming for the project began in Liverpool last month, however as COVID-19 cases spiked again production was forced to cease and is expected to pick up again next month in the U.S.
Biographical films about the iconic musicians of the 20th century have been on the rise in recent years, with films such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman seeing substantial box office success. Given their status in the history of the music industry it is only right that The Beatles get their turn, and telling the story from Epstein’s perspective should add an interesting twist. While the project is still filming, diehard fans of The Beatles can look forward to the release of Midas Man likely late next year.