Nowhere Boy, a biopic about John Lennons childhood, has been picked up by the Weinstein Company, Variety reports. The project is two weeks into filming with Aaron Johnson, who played the young Ed Norton in The Illusionist, in the role of Lennon and English Patient star Kristin Scott Thomas portraying the Beatles aunt, who battled Lennons mother Julia for custody. The film will examine the effects each woman and their custody fight had on the young musician. Variety says the movie will also laser in on Lennons bond with Paul McCartney, and concludes when the Beatles leave Liverpool and head off to Germany. Taking its title from Rubber Souls Nowhere Man, Nowhere Boy will be directed by Sam Taylor Wood, who helmed the Buzzcocks-inspired Love You More, with a screenplay penned by Joy Division biopic Control writer Matt Greenhalgh. The screenplay was based on the memoir written by Julia Baird, Lennons half-sister. The story of John Lennons childhood has never been told, and now Beatles fans will be able to gain insight into his fascinating life, Weinstein Company president of theatrical films Tom Ortenberg said in a press release. The company plans to release the movie in time for consideration for awards season, with a wider release to follow in January 2010. According to a press release issued by the Weinstein Company that appears in full at Variety, the films full synopsis is: John Lennon is an ordinary fifteen year old boy on the streets of Liverpool. Funny, smart, naughty ...
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