Jack O'Connell tapped for Beatles biopic


Unbroken star Jack O'Connell has emerged as a frontrunner to portray John Lennon opposite Nicholas Hoult as Brian Epstein in a new biopic about the Beatles manager.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom filmmaker Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct A Life In The Day from a script by Tony Gittelson, with the two young actors expressing interest in tackling the key roles, reports Deadline.

Epstein famously discovered the Fab Four during an appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England in 1961 and helped to turn them into superstars before he died from a drug overdose in 1967, aged 32.