Yellow Submarine – Zemeckis finds cast

The line-up for Robert Zemeckis’ remake of the Beatles 1968 film Yellow Submarine has been confirmed. Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are all set portray the Fab Four in the motion-capture remake for Disney.

The original 1968 animated movie was based on the music by the Beatles and featured a storyline wherein a soldier called Old Fred meets up with the Beatles and travels in a yellow submarine to Pepperland. Along the way the group encounter many strange and wonderful things including the music-hating Blue Meanies.

Kelly, who is currently on the BBC’s Robin Hood television series, is portraying John Lennon, while Serafinowicz, who appeared in Shaun of the Dead and in Couples Retreat will Paul McCartney. Princess Bride star Elwes, who worked with Zemeckis on A Christmas Carol, will play George Harrison, with Campbell tackling the role of Ringo Starr.

The four actors performances will be motion-captured for the musical performance sequences, though as the actual Beatles music will be featured, they won’t be performing the 16 songs used in the movie.