Each Beatle Is Getting a Sam Mendes Biopic

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr will each be subject of their own feature film coming to theatres in 2027

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 20, 2024

In his life, British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) will make four separate movies — each from the perspective of a different member of the Beatles — that will intersect to "tell the astonishing story of the greatest band in history," according to a press release.

If Peter Jackson's six-hour Get Back trilogy wasn't enough Fab Four screen time for you, you're in luck: surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the families of the late John Lennon and George Harrison, have — for the first time — granted full life story and music rights to four scripted biopics headed for theatrical release from Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2027.

While further details about the release plans are predictably sparse, Sony has made grandiose promises about the strategy of getting the movies to the public being "innovative and groundbreaking."

“I’m honoured to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies,” Mendes said in a statement. He'll produce the films alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris and Neal Street’s Julie Pastor, with Jeff Jones executive producing for Apple Corps Limited.

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