These suits are perfect. The wigs are even a bit too formal. However, last night there were concerns about whether stars of the new movie about the Beatles looked as close to the originals that audiences may have expected.
The actors playing the Fab Four in Midas Man were spotted posing for selfies during a break in filming in London’s Soho.
Jonah Lees (26), plays John Lennon with Blake Richardson (22, (Paul McCartney), Leo Harvey Elledge (19, George Harrison) and Campbell Wallace (20, (Ringo starr).
Doubts aside: These suits look great. So did some of those wigs. Last night, however, there was some doubt about whether or not the Beatles stars in a film made last night were as similar to what audiences would expect.
This film is about Brian Epstein, a 32-year-old manager who overdosed to death.
Epstein, played by Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, discovered the band playing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and helped set them on the journey to mega stardom.
Epstein, also known as “Fifth Beatle”, was the one who discovered the band and led it through his final years of life.
Strike a pose: The actors playing the Fab Four in Midas Man were spotted posing for selfies during a break in filming in London’s Soho
Midas Man also stars Emily Watson and Rosie Day, as well as Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gaage, Rosie Day, Bill Milner, and Lukas Gage.
It will also see an appearance from TV host Jay Leno, 71, as Ed Sullivan, host of the classic variety show The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Ed Sullivan Show first featured the Beatles on February 9, 1964. A record 73 million people watched their appearance.
This episode can be considered a cultural landmark that brought about American Beatlemania and the British Invasion in American pop music.
Striking: Blake Richardson bears an uncanny resemblance to a young Paul McCartney in the new film about Epstein’s life and tragic death
Biopic: Jacob Fortune-Lloyd plays Epstein, who died of an overdose of sedatives in 1967 aged 32, with Eddie Marsan and Emily Watson playing his parents (pictured: Epstein in 1964)
Mirror image: Leo Harvey Elledge will portray the legendary George Harrison in the upcoming film
In February 1964, the Beatles made two more appearances and then returned to the program in May 1965.
They performed their last performance live on August 1965.
Midas Man, directed by Sara Sugarman comes at a time when Beatlemania is making a comeback.
Peter Jackson’s three-part documentary The Beatles: Get Back, featuring footage of the band recording the Let It Be album, premieres on Disney+ in November.
Good casting: Jay Leno (71) will portray Midas Man as Ed Sullivan. He is host of The Ed Sullivan Show in classic variety.
Cultural watershed: The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. A record 73 million people watched their appearance. Seen in 1967
This documentary, which consists of nearly eight hours of film footage and recordings of the sessions, reveals an intelligent band that was able to connect with their audience and has a unique work ethic. Yet they also knew how fun it could be – and were in the process and breaking down.
Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of Lord of the Rings, was discussing another project when he asked about the fate of all the footage from Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 Let it Be movie.
A little over 60 hours worth of film were taken in three weeks. The footage was mostly unseen and the band struggled to decide what they should do.
Jackson used this material and 150 hours of audio recordings to create a four-year story.
Timeless: From left to right, the Beatles star Ringo Starr (Paul McCartney), John Lennon (and George Harrison) circa 1965.