It could be speculated that producer David Permut may be bored with his own life and is more interested in those of other people, because he’s spending a lot of time around biopics lately. He already has projects based on auto maverick John DeLorean, assisted suicide guru, Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Sam Kinison in the works. And now he’s just gotten hold of a script based on the life of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein.
According to Variety, Permut has acquired A Life in the Day, a biopic by Tony Gittelson, who has paid his bills primarily by being an assistant director on such projects as Veronica Mars, Heroes and Dexter. Epstein is recognized for getting the Beatles their record deal through his dogged determination after first hearing them play one day while on a lunch break. “Everybody turned down the band, even though Brian promised they would
become bigger than Elvis, and he finally got George Martin at EMI to
change his mind and give them an audition,” said Permut. Epstein died of an accidental drug overdose in 1967.
Although the film will focus on the early years and the formation of the band, it remains to be seen how much if any of the Beatles music can be incorporated into the project. Permut just wrapped up Prayers For Bobby with Sigourney Weaver and the comedy Youth in Revolt with Michael Cera.