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Jay Leno returns to performing, will play Ed Sullivan in Beatles film

From “The Tonight Show” stage to the sound stage.

Jay Leno is about to play legendary tv persona Ed Sullivan in “Midas Man,” the upcoming drama about Beatles supervisor Brian Epstein, Deadline reported.

The British rock band made a plethora of appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” all through the Nineteen Sixties. In February 1964 alone, the Fab Four stopped by Sullivan’s eponymous selection present on three separate events.

“Midas Man” is in manufacturing and will chronicle the life and rise to fame of Epstein. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd of “The Queen’s Gambit” will star because the group’s supervisor alongside Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan and Rosie Day. No phrase but on who will be taking part in the band’s members.

“The Ed Sullivan Show” ran from 1948 till 1971.

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Ed Sullivan (left) chats with Beatles members John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney in 1964.
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Director Jonas Akerlund was on board to direct the characteristic, nevertheless, after his departure earlier this month, “House of Versace” director Sara Sugarman is now on the helm.

Akerlund told Deadline on the time of his exit, “I regret that things haven’t turned out as we had planned on ‘Midas Man.’ I wish Jacob [Fortune-Lloyd] and the team the best with the film.”

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“The Ed Sullivan Show” ran from 1948 till 1971.
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Sources told Variety that the music video director received’t be persevering with his involvement with the mission. “The director of ‘Midas Man’ Jonas Akerlund is taking a break from the film,” mentioned Perry Trevers, co-founder at StudioPOW, who’s producing the mission informed the outlet.

Filming began in Liverpool final month and was placed on maintain till Nov. 29. The film will start capturing in the US in January.

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