First Photos & Poster from John Lennon Biopic Nowhere Boy
by Alex Billington
October 19, 2009
Source: The Playlist, Zimbio
Nowhere Boy is a film that I've actually been looking forward to for quite a while. It may be because I love The Beatles or it may be because I'm actually excited to see a good musician biopic about a band I like. We covered the casting late last year and now the film is premiering at the London Film Festival this week. As part of that premiere, the first shots of Aaron Johnson as John Lennon as well as the official poster (or at least the official festival poster) have popped up online courtesy of The Playlist and Zimbio. Not only do the photos look great, but I really love the design of this poster. If only I could catch the premiere in London.
John Lennon is an ordinary 15 year old boy on the streets of Liverpool. Funny, smart, naughty, a real edge to him. But life is not simple for John - he grew up in a family of secrets and was raised by his Aunt Mimi from the age of five. When he is suddenly reacquainted with his mother, Julia, they form an unbreakable bond. A bitter war rages between the two sisters for John's love. But his mother gives him one great gift - music. A wayward boy finds his voice, and walks into The Beatles. Nowhere Boy is directed by visual artist Sam Taylor Wood and is being distributed by The Weinstein Company early next year. Stay tuned for updates!
I womder who's gonna play the blood sucking leech known as Yoko?
xerxex on Oct 19, 2009
wtf?? that looks more like Cilian Murphy than Lennon... hope acting>looks... 😛
Toucmyinfection on Oct 19, 2009
xerxex: Probably no one, as this is about Lennon's youth rather than his adulthood.
Corran Horn on Oct 19, 2009
yeah I posted that comment without finishing the article, my bad. I hope this turns out good, its just Aaron Johnson dosen't really look like Lennon.
Xerxex on Oct 19, 2009
Who is this dude? I thought this was a movie about Lennon not Buddy Holly. This guy looks nothing like Lennon.
clippers350 on Oct 19, 2009
too boyish looking to be lennon
dave13 on Oct 19, 2009
yeah cause lennon was so manly looking like stallone or soemthing
nelson on Oct 19, 2009
nelson what does that even mean?
xerxex on Oct 19, 2009
That is not the poster, that's the book cover that the movie is based on. I don't really care if Aaron looks like Lennon or not, just as long as the movie is good and the kid can act.
Joey on Oct 19, 2009
"At Fifteen All John Lennon Needed Was Love" ... Really? I know 15 year old Lennon was interesting but I can't help but feel, no matter how the movie turns out, that I will resent it for not being about his later life.
Sean_Hunter on Oct 20, 2009
although lennon is the only beatle i thought had talent, i'd rather see some info on a motley crue or rick james biopic.
beavis on Oct 20, 2009
#11, probably the most ignorant comment ever uttered on the web... "although lennon is the only beatle i thought had talent" wtf?
bart on Oct 20, 2009
ha ha @11, What about Macca? As much as I hate to say it he was the driven one in the band, possibly because he grew up in Toxteth, while Lennon had a relatively easy middle class upbringing at his aunties. I wonder if it will get into how he detested spastics and people in wheelchairs, he was an odd one Lennon, musically a genius, but with many faults and insecurities, definitely an interesting character to read about, also Lennon possibly murdered a sailor in Hamburg just for the fun of it on one of the first tours of Hamburg, something that haunted him til his death. Hippies eh?
Crapola on Oct 21, 2009
Too boyish looking to be Lennon?! Lennon at that age was boyish by definition.
Nicole on Oct 21, 2009
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