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Sam Mendes to helm films on each of the Beatles: Paul, John, George, Ringo

The Beatles legends John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr will be the subject of an upcoming feature film. The four separate films will tell the stories of each of them in standalone narratives. The films will be directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Mendes. He plans to make four separate movies, one from each Beatles member’s point of view. They will intersect to “tell the astonishing story of the greatest band in history,” leading up to their 1970 breakup, according to a…

Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles movies, 1 for each member

By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes. For the first time, the Beatles, long among the stingiest rights granters, are giving full life and music rights to a movie project. Sony Pictures announced Monday a deal that may dwarf all music biopics that have come before it, with the stories of Paul McCartney, John Lennon,…

Barry Keoghan as John Lennon? Who Sam Mendes should cast in his Beatles movies | Film

Just when we were getting sick of the Marvel Cinematic Universe … Sam Mendes comes along with the Beatles Cinematic Universe. It’s a quartet of interlocking movies about the Fab Four, each centred on one band member, and with the fascinating promise of overlaps and POV shifts, perhaps inspired by Lucas Belvaux’s triple-decker Trilogy pictures or Joao Canijo’s mirror image films Bad Living and Living Bad. Mendes’s moptop movies may tag quadrilaterally around key moments … Shea Stadium, the Maureen Cleave interview,…

Sam Mendes is directing four Beatles films – but which band member will have the best movie?

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeRoll up, roll up for the Beatles Cinematic Universe. Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director behind films like American Beauty and Skyfall, has announced plans to make four separate movies about the biggest band in history, one from the perspective of each member. He’ll presumably be working eight days a week to pull it off.According to Mendes’ producing partner Pippa Harris, the films…

Sony’s New 4-Part Beatles Biopic Project Release Window, Director, Premise, and More

It’s fair to say that “biographical” is Hollywood’s favorite genre, which means that it’s not exactly a selective one. Any news, then, of an attempt to do something creative with it is very much welcomed. That is what Sam Mendes is promising with his new, untitled Beatles biopic project, one that aims to offer a whole new theater-going experience. Announced on Feb. 20, 2024, with a lot of enthusiasm from everyone involved, the production will encompass four separate films, each from the point of view of each of the four…

‘Nothing off limits’: Sam Mendes to direct four Beatles films – one about each member | Film

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of two of the most successful ever James Bond films, is to tackle another multimillion pound British cultural institution: the Beatles.The director has announced that he will make four separate fiction films, one for each member of the band. The project has the blessing of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and of the families of John Lennon and George Harrison. It marks the first time they, and rights holders Apple, have granted full life story and music rights for a scripted…

Sam Mendes will direct four Beatles movies about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeJames Bond director Sam Mendes will direct four separate movies on the lives of each of The Beatles, it has been announced. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison will each be the subject of their own feature films financed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.According to a statement from Sony, the movies are set to be released from 2027 and “will intersect to tell the…

The Night the Beatles Invented Fun

The Night The Beatles Invented Fun Sixty years ago, on February 9, 1964: The Beatles make their legendary American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. A record-shattering 73 million people tune in to see John, Paul, George, and Ringo for the first time. It’s the biggest audience any musicians have ever faced. But there’s no evidence that any of the Fab Four are the least bit worried they might fail. The U.S.A. gets a look at these cocky kids, hears their radical new electric noise, and—crucially—sees a theater full of…

Rob Sheffield’s Top 25 Songs of 2023

Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Ice Spice, and other highlights from a vibrant, chaotic, glorious mess of a year How do you say goodbye to a year like 2023? How about, “I wanna meet your mom, just to tell her her year sucks”? But here’s to a vibrant, chaotic, glorious mess of a year for music, a year when you could find brilliant tunes all over the stylistic map. These are my 25 favorite songs of 2023. (Athough many other gems are over on my albums list, to avoid duplicating all

The Best Music Books of 2023

Definitive biographies, revelatory memoirs, essential history, and more Our favorite books this year (listed here in alphabetical order) included memoirs from Britney Spears, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Tariq Trotter of the Roots, and other iconic artists, as well as two great additions to the Beatles library, a groundbreaking biography of Lou Reed, and fascinating histories of goth, 2000s emo, and Sixties girl groups.