Producer David Permut (“Youth in Revolt”) has picked up Tony Gittelson’s script “A Life in the Day” which serve as a biopic of The Beatles manager Brian Epstein reports Variety.
Permut will try to secure certain Beatles songs, but the movie really is about the formation of the band so numbers will be minimal. Epstein was a records seller who discovered and managed the Beatles from 1961 through 1967. He died of a drug overdose at 32.
Permut will produce and Steve Longi and Chris Mangano will serve as co-producers. Permut is also producing biopics on John DeLorean and Sam Kinison.
A surge of interest in The Beatles has happened this year with both album reissues and the ‘Rock Band’ videogame tie-in mostly responsible. It was recently announced that Disney and Robert Zemeckis are negotiating to remake “Yellow Submarine” in 3-D performance capture animation.