All four members of the The Beatles will be getting their own biopics

Picture of the Beatles at The Beatles Story^ a museum in Liverpool located on the historical Royal Albert Dock

Deadline reports that the four members of The Beatles–Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and John Lennon–will get their own standalone biopic as part of series of movies from director Sam Mendes.

News of the first fully licensed Beatles films depicting the lives of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison was announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Neal Street Productions. A press release states that each of the four biopics will intersect as they chart “the astonishing story of the greatest band in history,” leading up to their split in 1970, adding that the release strategy will be “innovative and groundbreaking,” though no further details were provided. The movies are due for release in 2027.

British filmmaker Mendes won an Academy Award in 2000 for directing American Beauty, and has the films Skyfall and 1917 to his credit.  Mendes said of the biopics that he is “honored 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.”

According to Deadline, this Beatles biopic series marks the first time that The Beatles and their company, Apple Corps Ltd., have granted full life story and music rights for any scripted films.

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