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(6. oktober RTT News) The Fifth Beatle, an upcoming Brian Epstein biopic, will include songs from the Beatles' catalog—the first time a dramatization about the Fab Four has done so. The film, set for release sometime in 2014, follows the private life of the band's manager, who accidentally overdosed in 1967.
Epstein, a closeted gay businessman, is largely credited with bringing the band to the public's attention. He got the band a record deal with EMI after getting the boys to take him on as manager.
Producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook) has closed a deal to board the film, according to a report from Deadline.
There will be a comic book which ties in with the film, but this will be available sooner, the publishing date is set to November 19. It will be made available in several editions.
"The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles - from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made the Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped the Beatles prove through "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town."
The collector's edition of this graphic novel features a textured cover and a section of bonus materials including unique Beatles and Brian Epstein memorabilia, artist sketches, and alternate covers.
The limited edition of this graphic novel features a signed tip-in sheet by creators Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, along with the same bonus section as described above and a special slipcase. Limited to 1500 signed and numbered copies.