According to various reports in the British media, the untitled film will be a "quirky, hallucinogenic biopic," and is expected to be ready for a Liverpool debut in 2008, in time for the city's run as Europe's Capital of Culture. The screenplay is being written by a young Broadway/music biz veteran named Vivek Tiwary, who claims to be "working closely with the manager’s business partner Nat Weiss and assistant Joanne Peterson," and has received the blessings of Epstein's family. Additionally, Jude Law, who told a Liverpool paper two years ago that he was interested in playing Epstein, is "lined up" to star in the film.
All of this is so vague at this point that the whole thing could easily fall apart without anyone even really noticing. But if Law really is involved and cares about the project, that'll certainly help. Plus, "quirky, hallucinogenic biopic" in the music world sounds vaguely Velvet Goldmine. Hey, that can't possibly be bad.