John Lennon Biopic in the Pipeline
The Beatles exploded onto the music scene in the 1960s. Their music was known and loved throughout the world, and everyone wanted a piece of the band members. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison made up the famous four and when they decided to go their separate ways in 1970, the fascination with their lives and legacy did not end. On 8 December 1980 Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman, which sent the world into a state of mourning. He had a great impact on the music industry, and now a new biopic is in the making, exploring his childhood and the man that would become an international sensation.
John Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 and grew up in Liverpool. The date 6 July 1957 would forever change Lennon’s life, as he met Paul McCartney at a church fete where his band was performing. Their friendship led to them writing songs together and the establishing of The Beatles. And when The Beatles released their first single, “Love Me Do”, the world sat up and listened. Soon they were turning out number hit singles, touring the globe and dominating the music industry.
The biopic of John Lennon, called “Nowhere Boy”, will be filmed in Liverpool and concentrates on Lennon’s life before The Beatles, the influences in his life and events that led up to his stardom and celebrity status. The film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and is based on a script written by Matt Greenhalgh. It focuses on his relationship with his aunt, who played a major role in his upbringing and his struggle with finding a connection with his mother, who had deserted him. His relationships with these women shaped his life and many of his characteristics, and the film hopes to bring better understanding to this magnificent musician, songwriter, peace activist and author.
The world always was, and always will be, intrigued by his life, his achievements and his struggles, and it is certain that the film will be well received once it is released. Songs like Imagine, Give Peace a Chance and Happy Xmas (War is Over) are still hits today, ensuring that John Lennon remains immortalized in the hearts and minds of future generations.