Director Paul McGuigan has a respectable history in features, having made films like Gangster No. 1, Wicker Park, and Push. But his best work of late has been on television, where he’s done four of the existing six episodes of the BBC series Sherlock. (Only one of which was one of the series two lesser episodes: The Hounds of Baskerville. Can’t wait for the arguments about that statement to start in the comments…)

Now McGuigan is teaming up with his Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to craft a film about Brian “The Fifth Beatle” Epstein, who managed The Beatles from the band’s signing in ’61 to Epstein’s death of an overdose in ’67. Cumberbatch will play Epstein. Read More »