Beatles drummer Ringo Starr in 1963. Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A casting agency is on the hunt for ‘genuine Liverpudlians’ to play Ringo Star in a film about Brian Epstein, a music entrepreneur who managed the Beatles from 1962 until he died 1967.
It will be 54 years since he died later this month.
The film, titled Midas Man, will be directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who has won multiple Grammy awards, and is to be shot in Liverpool later this year.
Epstein discovered a host of stars including Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers before he died aged 32, following a barbiturate overdose.
Starr, now 81 and one of the most famous drummers in the world, has appeared in several films himself and also narrated children’s series Thomas and Friends.
Dan Hubbard Casting is looking for 19-25-year-olds, “ideally genuine Liverpudlians or able to do the accent very well“.
They also want to know if the person has drumming experience.
The casting call reads: “Drums. The last Beatle, replacing Pete Best. Great, deadpan counterpoint to the wit and cattiness of John Lennon. Ideally genuine Liverpudlians or able to do the accent very well. Please flag where you are from with submission.”
Deadlines for submissions is Wednesday, 25 August.
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