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Cumberbatch, McGuigan Do Epstein Biopic

By Garth Franklin Wednesday October 31st 2012 11:12PM

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch and director Paul McGuigan are re-teaming for a biopic about The Beatles' iconic manager Brian Epstein for Playtone.

The story will not deal with the band but Epstein himself, a closeted gay gambler and addict who signed the band in 1961. He was also a brilliant visionary who helped guide them to international stardom.

Epstein died in 1967, at the age of 32, from an accidental drug overdose. Todd Graff penned the screenplay for this feature. Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Simon Halfon are producing.

Source: THR

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