Director: Peyton Reed
MPAA Rating: N/A
The film adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary's New York Times best-selling graphic novel chronicling the final years of The Beatles’ founder and manager, Brian Epstein. "The Fifth Beatle" recounts the untold true story of Epstein, the brilliant visionary who discovered The Beatles and helped guide the band to international stardom as their manager, securing their first record deal at a time when no one else was interested, and successfully bringing them to the world stage with a scale and scope no music impresario had ever attempted. Epstein's boast—"The Beatles will be bigger than Elvis!"— seemed absurd in 1961, but proved humbly prophetic by 1967. When he died at the age of 32, he was an extremely successful artist manager and entertainment impresario, but a painfully lonely young man.