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John Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy to Be Adapted Into a Musical Play

The 2009 film, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kristin Scott Thomas, focused on Lennon's adolescence in Liverpool.

John Lennon, right, with Paul McCartney in 1964.
(© Eric Koch / Wikimedia Commons)

A new musical play about the early life of John Lennon, Nowhere Boy, is being developed for the stage, according to producers Brian and Dayna Lee of AF Creative Media, and Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler of Aged in Wood.

The play is inspired by the 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, about Lennon's adolescence in Liverpool; and his complex relationships with his aunt Mimi Smith, who raised him, and his mother Julia Lennon, who abandoned him as a child. The story depicts his discovery of music and the creation of his first band, the Quarrymen, with a young Paul McCartney.

The film featured Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lennon, Kristen Scott Thomas as Mimi Smith, and Anne-Marie Duff as Julia Lennon.

Nowhere Boy will debut in the UK, with an opening date to be announced.


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