Filmstreet Prods. has launched development of a feature about Focal Point, the first band signed to the Beatles’ Apple Music label reports Variety.
Banner’s acquired feature rights to band member Paul Tennant’s tome “All You Need Is Luck… or How I Got a Record Deal by Meeting Paul McCartney.”
Tennant and his bandmates chased McCartney into Hyde Park in London and talked their way into recording a demo, then got a deal after John Lennon and Brian Epstein heard the group play, shortly before Epstein died.
The group, which still performs together, spent a year recording “First Bite of the Apple” while the Beatles empire began unraveling.
Foldy, who’s written the script, is planning to shoot in September in Liverpool and London, and hopes to receive McCartney’s endorsement of the project.