Bruce Cohen To Produce "Fifth Beatle"

By Garth Franklin Monday September 30th 2013 03:00PM

Bruce Cohen ("Silver Linings Playbook," "Milk") is set to produce "The Fifth Beatle," a film adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary's graphic novel of the same name.

The project is described as a human story chronicling the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Tony Award–winning producer Tiwary is penning the script for the film.

This marks the first feature about The Beatles to obtain the rights to use their original songs. Production begins next year.