Universal Pictures is reportedly in talks to option the rights to an untitled movie about John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The movie will celebrate their love story, stopping short of Lennon’s assassination.
Oscar-nominated writer Anthony McCarten, who most recently penned “Bohemian Rhapsody,” wrote the script for the film by Michael De LucaProduction and Immersive Pictures. Jean-Marc Vallee is set to direct and edit the film, his first directing gig since the first season of “Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects.” Ono will reportedly co-produce the film, giving the filmmakers “access to the estate and library of songs.”
“We are all huge Beatles fans, and this is a dream come true,” says Vallee’s producing partner Nathan Ross. “The thing we loved about the script was its stark honesty. You see so many biopic scripts where you can see that the cooperation of the subject’s family had something to do with the editorial, and that wasn’t the case here.”