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Sam Mendes and Neal Street Productions Come Together for Sony Pictures’ Four-Film Beatles Biopic Project

The Beatles’ story is coming to the big screen in an unprecedented cinematic event. Sony Pictures Entertainment, acclaimed director Sam Mendes, and Neal Street Productions have joined forces with Apple Corps Ltd. to bring the Fab Four’s journey to life through four feature films, each offering a distinct perspective of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

For the first time ever, the bandmates’ families have granted full access to their stories and music catalog. Mendes, known for critical hits like 1917 and Skyfall, will helm the ambitious quadrilogy slated for theatrical releases in 2027. The innovative release schedule will take audiences inside the perspective of each band member, intersecting to paint a captivating portrait of the greatest band in history.

SPE will finance and distribute the films worldwide. Mendes produces alongside his longtime Neal Street Productions partners Pippa Harris and Julie Pastor. Jeff Jones executive produces for Apple Corps Ltd.

Commenting on the announcement, Mendes said: “I’m honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies.”

“We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling, and epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time,” said Pippa Harris. “To have The Beatles’ and Apple Corps’ blessing to do this is an immense privilege. From our first meeting with Tom Rothman and Elizabeth Gabler, it was clear that they shared both our passion and ambition for this project, and we can’t think of a more perfect home than Sony Pictures.”

“Apple Corps is delighted to collaborate with Sam, Pippa and Julie to explore each Beatle’s unique story and to bring them together in a suitably captivating and innovative way,” said Apple Corps Ltd. CEO Jeff Jones. “Sony Pictures’ enthusiastic support, championing the project’s scope and creative vision from the start, has been invaluable for all of us.” 

“I know I speak for our CEO Tony Vinciquerra, who was instrumental in making this happen, and every Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group colleague around the world when I say: ‘yeah, yeah, yeah!’” said Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group. “Theatrical movie events today must be culturally seismic. Sam’s daring, large-scale idea is that and then some. Pairing his premiere filmmaking team, with the music and the stories of four young men who changed the world, will rock audiences all over the globe. We are deeply grateful to all parties and look forward ourselves to breaking some rules with Sam’s uniquely artistic vision.”

So stay tuned, Beatles fans. The long and winding road to the big screen is set with a global theatrical release planned for 2027.


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