British heart-throb Jude Law is set to play late Beatles manager Brian Epstein in a quirky, hallucinogenic biopic.

After years of talks over The Fifth Beatle project, Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary has written a script which depicts Epstein's life through historical scenes, dream sequences and hallucinations.

Tiwary hopes to premiere the movie in Epstein and The Beatles' home city of Liverpool, England, in 2008.

He has the blessing of Epstein's family and has been working closely with the latter's former business partner Nat Weiss and assistant Joanne Peterson.

Tiwary also believes Epstein's August 1967 death of a drug overdose was accidental, not suicide. Epstein was just 32 when he died.