In early 2024, award-winning filmmaker and director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917) revealed his plans to honor the Fab Four like never before, in four distinct but interconnected biopics tracking each of the Beatles. While no contracts have been signed and the films are not set to premiere until 2027, Mendes has already sparked another wave of Beatlemania amid reports of a star-studded cast, per Screen Rant, including some of the most beloved young actors of the cultural moment as the iconic Liverpool lads.  

English actor Harris Dickinson is reportedly set to play the former half of the iconic Lennon-McCartney songwriting duo, the great John Lennon. Ireland native and famed Sally Rooney heartthrob Paul Mescal is rumored to perform as the latter half, Sir Paul McCartney. Fellow Irishman and Saltburn star Barry Keoghan has been cast as drummer Ringo Starr, while legendary guitarist and “quiet Beatle” George Harrison will be played by London-based actor Charlie Rowe.

Each film has been authorized by McCartney and Starr, as well as the families of late members Lennon and Harrison. To add to the aura of authenticity, each actor is between 27 and 31, as the Beatles were when they disbanded. In a press release, Mendes previously 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 trips to the movies.” Following the widespread acclaim of Peter Jackson’s 2021 docu-series Get Back, which chronicled the production of Let It Be from Beatles fans upon its release, Mendes’ upcoming project is sure to rekindle the magic of the legendary British brotherhood for worldwide fans of all ages and generations.