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"Kon-Tiki" Helmers To Direct "Beatles"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 20th 2013 11:52PM

Norwegian producer Jorgen Storm Rosenberg has secured a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Nordics for an adaptation of Lars Saabye Christensen's 1984 novel "Beatles".

The story is set in Olso between 1965 and 1972, and follows four boys obsessed with the Beatles who take on the names John, Paul, George and Ringo.

It has taken years for Rosenberg to secure the music rights, but now that he has shooting will begin on the $8.6 million project in June.

"Kon-Tiki" helmets Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning will direct the film from a script by Axel Hellstenius. A Norwegian release is planned for Valentine's Day 2014.

Source: Screen Daily

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