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The early life of John Lennon is the subject of a new film. Called Nowhere Boy, it’s to be directed by Turner Prize nominated artist Sam Taylor-Wood from a screenplay by Matt Greenhaigh, who wrote Control, the biopic of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.

Based on a book by Lennon’s half-sister, Julia Baird, the film will explore the influence Lennon’s aunt Mimi and mother Julia played on his life. No casting announcements have been made.

Previous films about the life of the ex-Beatle include The Hours And The Times, Backbeat and Chapter 27.

Nowhere Boy will mark Taylor Wood’s first full-length feature film. Her previous work includes a video installation of David Beckham, a promotional video for Elton John starring Robert Downey Jr and collaborations with the Pet Shop Boys. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997. Earlier this year, she directed Love You More from a script by Patrick Marber for producer Anthony Minghella, which was nominated for the short film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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