Casting Call: A Life in the Day
In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.
Brian Epstein, the infamous “fifth Beatle” who managed the band until his death in 1967, is the subject of Rivers Edge Films’ upcoming biopic A Life in the The Day.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Epstein had a short, but complicated life. After his homosexuality was revealed while he was in the army, he was sent to a psychiatrist who deemed him mentally unfit and had him discharged. He dabbled in acting and spent three terms at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, eventually returning home to work in his family’s record store, where he met a local boy band. Alongside producer George Martin and his personal assistant and confidant Peter Brown, Epstein helped transform The Beatles into the most famous band in history. He struggled with his drug use throughout his career, and ultimately died of an overdose at the age of 32.
Lennon and Epstein had an intense connection, with Yoko Ono in recent interviews pondering whether they may have had a sexual relationship. According to Deadline, Nicholas Hoult may play Epstein, while Jack O’Connell is in talks to play John Lennon. Based on what we know of Epstein’s life, we’ve made a few suggestions for the supporting cast of McCartney, Harrison, et al.
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