Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Stanley Donen May Get Back In The Director's Chair, Peyton Reed Is 'The Fifth Beatle' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • December 6, 2013 11:37 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
It’s been a staggering twenty-nine years since legendary “Charade” and “Singin’ in the Rain” director Stanley Donen last had a film on the big screen—the 1999 Laura Linney and Steven Weber-starring TV movie “Love Letters” is last his directorial credit—but at age 89 he’s considering getting back behind the camera and into the director’s chair.

Cameron Crowe & Gus Van Sant Both Passed On Brian Epstein Biopic 'The Fifth Beatle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 8, 2011 9:01 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Stage Musical & Graphic Novel Also In The WorksWait, this is a story about who isn't a directing a movie? And while that's a bit of reversal on the who's-joining-what-project news, when it's two names like this it's hard to ignore and its pretty damn interesting.

'Fifth Beatle' Biopic On Manager Brian Epstein Gets Financing & Secures Rights To Songs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 6, 2011 7:52 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Competing biopics about famed Beatles manager Brian Epstein? It sure looks like it, but at least one production has taken a decisive step forward. As you might remember, way back in 2009, a film called "A Life In The Day" was said to be in the works. Producer David Permut ("Youth In Revolt") had acquired a Tony Gittelson-penned script about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein who discovered the band, went around to every A&R man in the U.K. to get them signed, eventually landing them a deal with Parlophone (at the time largely a comedy label) with their longtime producer George Martin and notoriously signed away Beatles likeness and merchandising rights in terrible deals that lost the band millions. He was also their rock, one of the few people the Beatles would listen to, and his death in 1967 of a drug overdose was a huge factor that directly lead to the band's break-up in 1969. But little did we know about "The Fifth Beatle."

Email Updates

Recent Comments