StudioPOW and Trevor Beattie Films has released two images from the upcoming Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man, offering a first look at the actors bringing The Beatles to life – Jonah Lees as John Lennon, Blake Richardson as Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge as George Harrison, and Campbell Wallace as Ringo Starr – as well as revealing television personality Jay Leno will be introducing the movie’s Fab Four to the U.S. in the role of iconic TV show host Ed Sullivan.
BRIAN EPSTEIN – Star Maker Extraordinaire – took the music industry by storm at the tender age of 25. What followed was a dazzling, tumultuous and ultimately tragically short career which saw him discover and guide to extraordinary fame a series of acts, from THE BEATLES and GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS to BILLY J KRAMER and CILLA BLACK. He opened his own theatre in order to promote and launch the likes of JIMI HENDRIX, THE WHO, CREAM and PINK FLOYD many of whom performed on the same bill.
MIDAS MAN is an emotional, witty, heartfelt story of the joy of success and the terrifying pressures of unspeakable risk and unfulfilled desire. This is the first, last and definitive big-screen telling of the story of the man from Liverpool with the Midas Touch, whose influence on popular music and culture resounds to this day.
Midas Man stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Brian Epstein, Jonah Lees as John Lennon, Blake Richardson as Paul McCartney, Leo Harvey Elledge as George Harrison, Campbell Wallace as Ringo Starr, Rosie Day as Cilla Black, Lukas Gage as Tex Ellington, Charley Palmer Rothwell as George Martin, Adam Lawrence as Pete Best, Jay Leno as Ed Sullivan, Emily Watson as Malka “Queenie” Epstein, Eddie Marsan as Harry Epstein, and Omari Douglas as Lonnie Trimble.