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The cast of the new Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man has been unveiled

10/09/2021

The cast of the new film based around the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Midas Man has been announced.

Joining Jacob Fortune-Lloyd who will play the visionary music manager Brian Epstein is established British Actress Emily Watson who will play Epstein’s mother Malka “Queenie” Epstein, Eddie Marsan will portray Brian’s father and successful businessman Harry, and rising star Omari Douglas, who appeared in It’s a Sin as Lonnie Trimble, Epstein’s ever-trusted confidant and friend. 

Jacob Fortune Lloyd will play Epstein

Midas Man is the first feature film to tell the true and extraordinary story of visionary music manager Brian Epstein. Affectionately known as “the fifth Beatle”, Brian took the music industry by storm during the 1960s as he created a cultural explosion and creative revolution when he discovered a series of – what became – legendary artists, from The Beatles to Cilla Black and Gerry and The Pacemakers.

Producer Trevor Beattie said:

“Brian was a singular individual, but he was shaped by those closest to him, his beloved mother and father, Harry and Queenie and his trusted right hand man, Lonnie. The casting of these roles is vital to our story. To have secured the gigantic talents of Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan and Omari Douglas to play them is a dream come true.

Omari Douglas

It’s a reflection both on the love and respect creative people still have for Brian Epstein and a salute to the skills and reputation of our director Jonas Åkerlund. Jonas has brought Eppy’s family back to life. It’s a wonderful thing. And we can’t wait to get started.”

Midas Man is billed as a definitive cinematic telling of Brian’s dazzling and tumultuous life which saw him shoot to fame at the tender age of 25 but ended in tragedy at the age of 32. The film will highlight his unparalleled influence on pop music, and its colossal impact worldwide which will touch audiences with Brian’s heartfelt story.

Emily Watson

The film will be shot on location in Liverpool, London and the United States this Autumn for release in 2022. Further cast announcements will follow shortly.

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