christine~ (eppylover) wrote in the_fifthbeatle,

Update on the movie's progress: Casting Brian Epstein!

Brian Epstein at his Saville Theatre

September 26, 2008 - 08:45am

I've just returned from a first round of serious U.K. casting sessions where I met numerous actors interested in the role of Brian Epstein. A second-round process will take place in November, and I fully expect we will have the lead cast by the end of this year!

Looking back on this Blog, it strikes me how much has happened since we began this project, almost 3 years ago... Several past entries begin with "In Memory Of" noting that we have lost friends and partners along the way. And many of you will remember that we were hoping to debut the film in Liverpool by the end of this year, as a Capital of Culture 2008 event... and of course that's not happening...

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" indeed.

And that is, really, what's happened here. "The Fifth Beatle" has taken on a life of its own.

The film started as my passion project-- and to be sure, it's still very much that. But now it's so much more, and it represents something important to so many other people-- its family has grown along the way despite some tough losses, it's taken more gestation than expected to develop all aspects properly, it's been both magical and elusive narrowing in on our "perfect" Brian... but it's also closer than ever to entering a new stage of life altogether...

So stay tuned-- the next several months and 2009 have a lot in store for us... And thanks to everyone who's reading this, for being a part of this life of its own.

Vivek J. Tiwary

The Fifth Beatle Movie Forum

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