Benedict Cumberbatch to star as Brian Epstein – iconic manager of The Beatles

The Hollywood Reporter reported today that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Brian Epstein, the manager of The Beatles, in a brand new biopic. The film will be directed by Sherlock director Paul McGuigan who most recently directed A Scandal in Belgravia and The Hounds of Baskerville and was nominated for an Emmy for his work. 

Tom Hanks will produce the film for Playtone.

Benedict Cumberbatch appears on Friendly Fire’s addition to the Late Night Tales series of records reading a story called Flat of Angels. The Independent today published an exclusive first listen to the track.

The cd is available to buy from 5th November or can be downloaded from Late Night Tales direct.