“Imagine” a John Lennon movie

The story of Beatle’s frontman John Lennon is heading to the big screen with ‘Nowhere Boy,’ a biopic helmed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Written by ‘Control’ screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh the pic 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 of 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 underway. According to the director Taylor-Wood, “The women in John’s early life truly shaped who he became. The strengths and weaknesses of their relationships are central to this film.”