Bringing the story of John Lennon and Mark David Chapman to the big screen didn't help Chapter 27. But perhaps a story of his life, one without Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan, will fare better. And I raise that perhaps to a probably since this new biopic is coming from the writer of Control, which makes the news pretty damn sweet.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that a new biopic centering on John Lennon is in the works. Titled Nowhere Boy, the film was written by Matt Greenhalgh and will be helmed by visual director Sam Taylor-Wood. Nowhere will focus on Lennon's "childhood and subsequent journey to icon status." Basically, just the earlier years, and not the time that brought Yoko, Julian, and Sean. The script is said to portray his personal life 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 is underway now, with plans to shoot on location in Lennon's hometown of Liverpool. I imagine that we'll see a collection of lesser and bigger actors flood the roles, but do you have anyone in mind for the famous Beatle(s)?
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