Sherlock is looking to have a hard day's night, as the fifth Beatle

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Believe it or not, there was indeed a fifth member of the rock band that took the world by storm in the 1960s, the Beatles. And no, we’re not talking about Stuart Sutcliffe, he doesn’t count.

I’m talking about the man that managed the band instead, Brian Epstein. Without his guidance and behind the scenes skills, its safe to say that the Beatles would never have been as successful as they were. Time he got a movie of his own then, and who better than Sherlock Holmes himself to play the role?

Benedict Cumbermatch is currently locked in for the role, in a film that will chronicle his battles with pretty much every vice known to man, while he kept the Beatles on track, allowing Beatlemania to run wild.

There’s a script ready, thanks to Todd Graff, with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman producing through their Playtone company, as they tell the story of “the man who threw the biggest party of the 1960s but ultimately forgot to invite himself.”

There’s no doubt that Cumbermatch can pull the role based on past work, and with him appearing in Star Trek Into Darkness and a small role in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, it’ll give the film some star power as well.

 

Last Updated: November 1, 2012

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