John Lennon Biopic 'Nowhere Boy' is Moving Forward! Its about time

by Joey Paur

I'm Sorry but Hollywood has been sitting on this movie for a long time.  Maybe people were just waiting for the right people to come along and make it. I hate the fact that we have 2 or 3 terrible films about Mark David Chapman the guy that killed Lennon but no movie about the man himself. The Beatles are my favorite band of all time, I am sure the same goes for most of you out there. John Lennon led such an extraordinary life trying to make the world a better place and his life would make for such a great film. I just hope the filmmakers can get it all in there. It may actually work better as a HBO mini series. Either way I am excited that that movie about John Lennon is getting made for the big screen. Here is what the trades are reporting:

The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Sam has only directed to other films that I have not heard of but he is truely a visual artist. Google his name and check out some of his work. It's quite good. I wish him the best in making his first huge film.

Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films, the script from "Control" screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh will focus on the Beatle's childhood and subsequent journey to icon status. Filming is set to take place on location in Lennon's hometown on Liverpool.

Matt Greenhalh is a great pick to write the screenplay. I recently watched 'Control' and thought is was a great film.

Greenhalgh's script details the story of Lennon as a lonely teenager growing up as his aunt and the mother who gave him up fight for his love. His only escape is music, art and his fateful friendship with Paul McCartney.

Casting for the major roles "is under way," the backers said of the project that is being co-developed with the U.K. Film Council.

Sales and finance house HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and will be trying to get sellers to tune in at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

"The women in John's early life truly shaped who he became," Taylor-Wood said, "and the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships are central to this film."

Ecosse and HanWay also worked together on "Becoming Jane" and "Brideshead Revisited."

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this movie to be made. It will be cool to watch it develope with the script and casting choices. This is the best news ever.