First Trailer for 'The Lennon Report' Feature About the NYC Shooting
"It's going to be chaos on the streets outside." A trailer has debuted for a feature film called The Lennon Report, about the fateful night where John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City in 1980. Similar to the assassination film Bobby, this focuses on the people (and the hospital) that instantly became involved in the event. The film profiles a number of people, including an ambitious young news producer, the staff at the emergency department at the Roosevelt Hospital, and the police investigating the shooting. Starring Gregory Barr as John Lennon, Karen Tsen Lee as Yoko Ono, as well as Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Richard Kind, Stef Dawson, Devin Ratray, Adrienne C. Moore and Stephen Spinella. Take a look.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jeremy Profe's The Lennon Report, direct from YouTube:
The unheard true story of the moments after John Lennon was shot as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Alan Weiss, an ambitious young news producer, finds himself in a position to break the biggest story of the year following a violent motorcycle accident. The emergency department at Roosevelt Hospital discovers a John Doe shooting victim is the worlds biggest rock star and struggles to keep the news quiet while working to save his life. The Lennon Report is directed by Jeremy Profe, of only the sci-fi short An Anomaly of the Theory. The script is by Walter Vincent & Jeremy Profe. Emerging Pictures will release The Lennon Report in limited theaters + on VOD starting October 7th in the fall. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Looks good. Maybe it will help some people who suffer from mental imbalance.
DAVIDPD on Sep 7, 2016
Yikes, I'll watch anything Beatles-related but this looks really bad...
cuckoozey on Sep 7, 2016
The music is horrible to be honest and a lot of the shots look way too melodramatic and over composed.
InNolanWeTrust on Sep 7, 2016
Looks like a decent tv production. Nothing more. I wouldn't mind that if there were some interesting ideas about that. But this is something I can't relate to figure of John Lennon ...
shiboleth on Sep 7, 2016
I agree, shiboleth. Not much interest here from me. Except it reminds me that I lived in Manhattan back then and close to the Dakota where Lennon lived. Walked by there all the time. On this fateful day, walking by, I stopped and talked to two kind of weird fans hanging around outside the building. One guy had a camera and was a photographer who ended up taking the last shot of Lennon. The other one was Mark Chapman! Weird. He showed me the new Lennon album Double Fantasy where Lennon had just autographed it 5 minutes earlier. What's weird is I thought to myself how strange this guy was, but just wrote it off as another fanatical fan. Four hours later, while watching Monday Night Football, I heard the news about Lennon being killed by a fan waiting for him outside the Dakota. It blew my mind. I called a NYC Detective I knew to tell him I knew who had shot and killed Lennon...he told me they got the guy...some deranged fan who after shooting and killing Lennon just sat down on the curb with his Catcher In The Rye book waiting until the cops came. How weird is that? That dude had his gun on him when I met him and was waiting for Lennon to return! He told me he was going to wait for Lennon to come back....very, very strange indeed. And very sad. I dug Lennon as a singer and songwriter. Later gator...just a little human interest story here regarding the life and times of a guy called Bo.
Bo on Sep 7, 2016
That's quite a story, Bo! I don't know what to say about it. I do, however, understand an astonishment and amazement when you realized the magnitude of the whole thing. You probably were petrified for some time. As for Lennon, I thought he was ok. The fact is, I am a bit younger and never was much into Beatles but I did like them and Lennon himself. Of course, I listened theirs and Lennon's music. I remember that when I was 17 or 18 years old I bought myself two or three albums with their classical songs and listened to them the whole week (and later, sometimes). I used to do same things with some other bends and musicians I deemed interesting or good. As for that guy, Chapman, I don't know what to add. I think you are much better source regarding him, wouldn't you say? Deranged, that's for sure. He does not deserve much space here ... Anyway, quite a story, Bo, definitely. Yes, later. With good stories like this ...
shiboleth on Sep 7, 2016
Nothing to say, shiboleth. Just a weird experience that came my way. No, I wasn't petrified at the time or for some time later. I never felt threatened by him or the experience for that matter. The gods only know why I happened to walk by the Dakota that day and at that time. But Lennon was a pretty profound experience for me. I had a breakdown/spiritual breakthrough in 1970 and reading his interview in Rolling Stone revealing his profound and intense fear helped me make it through my own battle with the gods...lol...if he, a Beatle, and John Lennon himself, experienced fear like I was experiencing at the time, it somehow made it okay. I've since always felt that when one has that 'dark night of the soul', life changing experience, one often feels like they are all alone in the Universe. And in a way one is, but knowing someone else had similar experiences helped. I read a lot of spiritual books about these kinds of experiences, and books about enlightenment and about mystics and gurus, if you will and that helped also. But Lennon was great. Such a sad and great, great loss of an important artist and visionary. The Universe does indeed unfold in strange and mysterious ways never to be understood my mortal beings...lol...later gator..
Bo on Sep 7, 2016
Sorry for being late on this one, Bo. Too many things to do. Anyway, I understand what you're saying. Or, at least I hope I do. Such experiences just happen, as we all know. As said, I am younger (born 1970.) and Lennon was not so big in my life. But he was definitely unmissable and present in many respects. Today, I am not thinking about that anymore, but sometimes, I used to think that I should've been born ten years sooner because the 1980s were not so good as 1970s in some respect. Today I don't care about it and I look at that as some childish longing for something I really didn't lose but was hooked to a good stories from more experience and, sometimes, vein people. Never mind. 'Dark night of the soul'. Sounds good. I had it mostly during 1990s when the war was raging around me. Never accepted anything about its reasons to happen. Books, music and some friends helped me. I refused to go to war, but I went to live for some time in Vienna (Austria) and Italian province Liguria (near Genoa), those were my remedies for my dark times. And I also studied and that was also a way to live in another world for some time, mentally. My way of facing it, I guess. I was pretty adamant in opposing to all things that came out of that ugly situation and I am still like that. When I think now, John Lennon's message, artistic and political (if I may call it that way) is one of those appropriate at those times. Not many people here considered him worthy even the mention then. Some of them even called him here, as I remember, 'just another communist in the row' (one of those guys is university professor here today). One of the reasons I used to appreciate him for what he was. Among other things that influenced me throughout the time ... Cheers Bo ...
shiboleth on Sep 11, 2016
Thanks for your (late...was it?) reply, shiboleth. Anyone who would refer to Lennon as 'just another communist in the row' is an uniformed, idiot lacking culture and appreciation for those artists who make their mark. Hey, Lennon was troubled, etc. blah blah blah, but he shared that. Anyway, I'm not into defending him or anyone else for that matter. I liked him, his music and his passion and could care less what anyone else thinks or feels about him. Shit, man. I forgot that you lived in a war torn country. Now, I've never experienced that and can only imagine what that must have been like for you and your family and loved ones and friends. Horrible stuff we human do and create such havoc and cause such suffering for others. I'm glad you got thru all that and have survived to become the intelligent, gracious and perceptive man who you are today. I, for one, appreciate you and your posts. Peace.
Bo on Sep 11, 2016
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