Shooting will resume on Midas Man, despite the film’s director departing the production and reports of the project collapsing.

Here’s a bit of a development. The director of the currently in-production Midas Man, Jonas Åkerlund, has left the project in the middle of the shoot, seemingly due to conflicts with other projects. In turn, this has caused a shutdown of the production, which was filming in Liverpool, with some very respected news outlets reporting that this meant the project would be terminated.

However, it seems that reports about the film’s demise may be wide of the mark. The production has released a statement, saying: ‘The director of Midas Man Jonas Akerlund is taking a break from the film. Until some matters become clearer we are not able to add any further comment to this statement. In the meantime we can confirm that filming of Midas Man will continue in London in November before breaking for Christmas. Filming will restart in early January in Los Angeles.’

It seems that the film’s producers have found a way forward for the movie which is certainly good news. Whether they are simply planning to get by with a little help from their friends until Åkerlund or somebody else takes up the reins remains at this point unconfirmed. But it’s positive to see that the project, which features  Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as the Beatles manager, along with Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, Lukas Gage, Rosie Day, and Bill Milner, is still alive.

We’ll bring you updates on this story as we hear them.


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