In the UK, visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood is best known for her art installations, though she took a short film to Cannes this year. It now seems she’s signed up to direct a John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy to be filmed in Liverpool.
The script from Control screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (who just won a BAFTA for most promising newcomer) will focus on the Beatle’s relationship with the women in his early life, especially his Aunt Mimi, who some sources are claiming will be played by Titanic Star Kate Winslet.
The key casting will be Lennon himself. Now here’s a thing – Sam Riley has already played Ian Curtis and Mark E Smith, Ian Curtis in Control, Smith in 24 Hours Party People. Can he make it a triple musical icon whammy?