Friday, August 29, 2008

Nowhere Boy Has A Director

Nowhere Boy the film about John Lennon's early life has a director, visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood will helm the film according to The Hollywood Reporter. The choice feels very similar to Anton Corbijn directing Control, so hopefully Nowhere Boy will be as good.

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.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."

John Lennon Childhood