Brian Epstein Movie To Feature Beatles Songs

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The Fifth Beatle, the upcoming Brian Epstein biopic, will include songs from the Beatles' catalog—the first time a dramatization about the Fab Four has done so. The film, set for release sometime in 2014, follows the private life of the band's manager, who accidentally overdosed in 1967.

Epstein, a closeted gay businessman, is largely credited with bringing the band to the public's attention. He heard the band during his lunch break at the Cavern Club and pursued a record deal with EMI after getting the boys to take him on as manager.

Producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook) has closed a deal to board the film, according to a report from Deadline.

The title of The Fifth Beatle comes from a phrase Paul McCartney used to refer to Epstein.

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