MUMBAI: Peyton Reed, who directed Bring it On will adapt the best-selling graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle that chronicles the final years of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
The movie will be produced by Oscar winner Bruce Cohen and Vivek J. Tiwary, who has written the graphic novel. Tiwary is also writing the screenplay. The production of the film is slated to begin in 2014.
The graphic novel that released recently has been on the New York Times best-selling list and recounts the story of Epstein, the visionary who discovered The Beatles and helped guide the band to international stardom. Epstein also secured the band’s first record deal at a time when no one else was interested.