Mark Waters is in negotiations to direct the Beatles-themed comedy Get Back for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, reports Variety. Chris McCoy wrote the script for the film that will be produced by Kimmel, Matt Berenson, Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky. Jim Tauber is executive producing.
The movie “centers on the discovery of a time machine by two die-hard Beatles fans, who travel back in time to prevent John Lennon from meeting Yoko Ono, who they blame for the break-up of the Fab Four.”
Waters is expected to start filming Get Back late summer in London.
Waters’ next film, the Jim Carrey-starrer Mr. Popper’s Penguins, opens in theaters on June 17. He’s previously directed Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mean Girls and Freaky Friday.