Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles biopics

Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles biopics

Director Sam Mendes is behind a major new project to produce four biopics, one about each of the Beatles. 

The features come from Neal Street Productions for Sony Pictures Entertainment; they mark the first time that Apple Corps Ltd. and the Beatles – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison – have granted full life-story and music rights for a scripted film.

The four theatrical feature films – one from each band member’s point of view – will intersect to tell the extraordinary story of what is widely considered the greatest band of all time.

Mendes will direct all four films and produce alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris and Neal Street’s Julie Pastor. Jeff Jones will executive produce for Apple Corps Ltd.

“I’m honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies,” said Sam Mendes.

Harris added: “We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling, and epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time.

“To have The Beatles’ and Apple Corps’ blessing to do this is an immense privilege. From our first meeting with Tom Rothman and Elizabeth Gabler, it was clear that they shared both our passion and ambition for this project, and we can’t think of a more perfect home than Sony Pictures.”

Image credit: beatles maniac11 and Creative Commons. 

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