The Beatle Who Vanished Movie News!

Amazon Bestseller, The Beatle Who Vanished, is currently in development with Ecosse Films in England. The film option rights to the book, were purchased by Alex Orbison (son of Roy Orbison aka “Lefty Wilbury”) and Ashley Hamilton (son of George Hamilton and the ex-step-son of Rod Stewart).

Many Beatles fans may remember that Ecosse Films produced a John Lennon bio picture called, Nowhere Boy. Ecosse specializes in UK historical bio pictures.

The Rock And Roll Detective®, Jim Berkenstadt, is serving as a Co-Executive Producer and Script Consultant. Paul Viragh (known for the film, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll -2010) has been hired to write the script. Currently, the story is being outlined and a script is being written. When completed, the film will be released worldwide and will also appear on one of the streaming services.

We will keep you up to date as the film progresses. Stay Tuned.


Dubbed the “Rock And Roll Detective” by his clients, Jim Berkenstadt has spent a lifetime researching, writing and consulting in pop music history. His books on the unreleased recordings of The Beatles (Black Market Beatles) and the making of Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind (Nirvana: Nevermind – Classic Rock Books) are critically acclaimed. Berkenstadt, has served as a consultant to The Beatles (Apple Corps Ltd.), George Harrison, The Traveling Wilburys (Dark Horse), the band Garbage, Producer Butch Vig, Barbara Orbison (Mrs. Roy Orbison), Maria Elena Holly (Mrs. Buddy Holly), and many International Record Labels. He is currently the co-star of two pop culture TV series’ on the Reelz Channel: Celebrity Legacies and Celebrity Damage Control. Currently, Berkenstadt has released a new Best Seller entitled The Beatle Who Vanished, which along with his other books, have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Permanent Library and Archives. The new Beatles book (the true story of Beatles deputy drummer Jimmie Nicol, who briefly took over for Ringo Starr before vanishing) contains a Foreword by The Beatles’ ex- bass player, Chas Newby, and is currently under consideration for adaptation to the silver screen. As founder of Rock And Roll Detective®, Berkenstadt’s firm offers a number of specialized and confidential services to music artists, record labels, music download sites, TV and Film productions, auction houses, and museums.
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