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Simon Cowell Boards Beatles Manager Brian Epstein Biopic ‘A Life in the Day’

15 March 2016 2:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Simon Cowell and Im Global have come on board to produce  “A Life in the Day,” based on the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Cowell will produce through his SyCo production company with Stuart Ford’s Im Global along with David Permut through his Permut Presentations and Dylan Sellers. Permut Presentations VP Chris Mangano will executive produce.

The script for “A Life in the Day” — a play on the Beatles’ iconic song “A Day in the Life” — has been written by Tony Gittelson.

Epstein discovered the Beatles while selling records in his father’s store, and despite not having experience as a manager, became convinced he could make the band bigger then Elvis Presley. Six months later, after being rejected by nearly all major labels in London, he was able to persuade George Martin of Emi Parlophone to sign the group.

Despite his personal demons, he made good on »

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Simon Cowell, Im Global Boarding Beatles Pic ‘A Life In The Day’

15 March 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive– Simon Cowell is boarding the Beatles pic A Life in the Day, about the tempestuous relationship/friendship/bromance between John Lennon and Brian Epstein. Cowell is coming on-board as a producer via his SyCo production company run by Adam Milano. Cowell will partner with Stuart Ford’s Im Global, who have optioned Tony Gittelson’s script, which tells the true story of Epstein who, while selling records out of his father's appliance store in Liverpool, discovered… »

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