Filmstreet Productions has launched development of a feature about Focal Point, the first band signed to the Beatles' Apple Music label.
The company bought the rights to band member Paul Tennant's book, All You Need Is Luck... or How I Got a Record Deal by Meeting Paul McCartney. As detailed in the yet-to-be-published book, Tennant and his bandmates chased McCartney into Hyde Park in London and talked their way into recording a demo, then got a deal after John Lennon and Brian Epstein heard the group play, shortly before Epstein died.
Variety adds the group, which still performs together, spent a year recording First Bite of the Apple while the Beatles empire began unraveling; the film will include several Focal Point songs. He's hoping to receive McCartney's endorsement of the project.
Foldy, who's written the script for All You Need Is Luck, is planning to shoot in September in Liverpool and London.