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Cast for Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' remake reported to be set

Already remade into video game characters, the Beatles are now one step closer to getting the modern 3-D treatment. Director Robert Zemeckis has reportedly zeroed in on the cast for his computer animated take on the 1968 film "Yellow Submarine."

The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit has the details, revealing that Dean Lennox Kelly, a Brit who has appeared in a string of U.K. television programs, has been tabbed for John Lennon. Perhaps the biggest name to audiences on these shores with be "The Princess Bride's" Cary Elwes, who is targeted for George Harrison. Peter Serafinowicz, most recently in "Couples Retreat," is in line to portray Paul McCartney, and Adam Campbell is set for Ringo Starr. 

Kit has more details on his blog, including side-by-side pictures of the new cast with their Beatles counterparts. Of the music in the film, he writes:

The Beatles tribute band the Fab Four will be motion-captured as the ensemble for the musical performance sequences though -- since actual Beatles music will be utilized (licensed from Sony/ATV and EMI-Capitol Records) -- they won't actually be performing the 16 songs used in the movie.

Those angling for a more real-life glimpse of a Beatle will want to find a way to worm their way into the Grammy Museum on Jan. 19, where Ringo will appear for an interview and brief performance. The event is sold out, and resale tickets on Craigslist are currently in the $140 range.

-- Todd Martens


Album review: Ringo Starr's 'Y Not'

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A remake. Yawn.

As bad as the Bee Gees in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1977) ?

Let's hope not...

Hope the movie is a sucess, wish Paul and Ringo added they're voices would of been cool.

I expect only the best from Zemeckis of Forrest Gump and Back To The Future fame. I didn't particularly like the original which I own on DVD. Hope the new one becomes an instant classic!

No matter how bad it is, it couldn't be as bad as Across the Universe.

The Beatles didnt even voice the original Yellow Submarine film.

Love the Beatles, but this isn't the Beatles. Just like the "Sgt Pepper" movie starring the Bee Gees, this has "disaster" written all over it...

What, are they going to remake Fantasia next? Oh, I know... how about Casablanca with Billy Bob Thorton? Good grief, the film world is in dire need of new ideas.

I just want to ask WHY?


I hope the remake of Yellow Submarine will not be a cartoon, such as the original movie 1968.
Part of the movie should be filmed in Liverpool.
It might be like polar express with Tom Hanks.

Beatles fan
age 54

How Great! My favorite leading man playing my favorite Beatle! Who could ask for anything more? Yay for Cary Elwes!


Oh, Nice! I expect it.

Total destruction of an eternal classic.... NO NO NO!

It would be nice if Paul & Ringo could make a cameo appearance in the film, just as the original Beatles did back in '68. I look forward to seeing how the remake is handled, but being a Beatles fan I know I will like it.

We like The Beatles' songs,so the film makers want attractive the fans.But the Sony want the money.It's like you want a good cartier jewelry,but forget to pay it.

good or bad it became an idol)

there so many questions.


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