Exclusive: Nowhere Boy, the 2009 John Lennon
biopic about the teenage years of the future Beatle, is being developed as a stage musical, Deadline
has learned. Producers Brian and Dayna Lee of Af Creative Media, and Robyn Goodman
and Josh Fiedler
of Aged in Wood, have acquired stage rights to the Ecosse Films
biopic that starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Lennon, Kristen Scott Thomas as Lennon’s aunt Mimi Smith
and Anne-Marie Duff
as Lennon’s mother Julia.
As with the film, the musical – currently in the very early development stage – will focus on the Quarrymen-era Lennon and the two women who played pivotal roles in his life: Julia Lennon
, who abandoned her son but had re-entered his life shortly before she was struck and killed by a car, and Julia’s older sister Mimi Smith, who raised Lennon and remained close to him until the icon’s assassination in 1980.