The love story biopic about the 'Imagine' songwriter will also be produced by the The Theory of Everything writer Michael De Luca
Yoko Ono will produce a film about her relationship with late songwriter and former Beatle John Lennon.
Deadline reports that the currently untitled film will focus the romance between the ‘Imagine’ songwriter and Yoko Ono.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will be produced by Ono, Michael De Luca (The Theory of Everything, The Social Network, Moneyball, Captain Phillips) and Immersive Pictures’ Josh Bratman. Oscar Nominated Anthony McCarten, who has previously worked on The Theory Of Everything, will write the film.
“The story will focus on ripe and relevant themes of love, courage and activism in the US – with the intention of inspiring today’s youth to stand up for and have a clear vision for the world they want,” said Luca.
The script will most likely cover the couple’s relationship throughout the 70s, Lennon’s departure from the Beatles, as well as the Plastic Ono Band period and the singer’s murder in 1980.
Despite his death in 1980, John Lennon’s legacy continues to live on in the modern day art and music scene. i-D describes the Beatle’s relationship with the Japanese artist is one of the most “influential love stories of our time”. The online magazine praised the project for coming at such a vital time for the new generation. “A new generation are realising the power they possess to change the world through community engagement and protest – causes the two championed.”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrayed John Lennon in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy, which told the story of Lennon’s younger days. Yoko Ono waas “flabbergasted” at how good the biopic was. In 2007, Jared Leto starred as Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman in the 2007 drama Chapter 27.