Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff and Aaron Johnson will star in Nowhere Boy, the upcoming biopic on acclaimed musician John Lennon. The film is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, his feature debut.
The film details the young life and rise to stardom of the Beatle. Scott Thomas will play Lennon’s tough-talking Aunt Mimi, who played a major role in bringing up the rock icon, Duff will play his mother Julia and Johnson will portray Lennon.
Scott Thomas, known best for her roles in The English Patient and The Horse Whisperer, is currently earning a lot of awards buzz for her role in the drama I’ve Loved You So Long. Duff has appeared in Notes on a Scandal and the British television series Shameless, which is currently being remade for American audiences.
Johnson previously starred in the comedy Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and recently wrapped Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Kick Ass, where he stars opposite Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage.
Taylor-Wood was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes film fest for her debut short Love You More, produced by her mentor, the late Anthony Minghella. Nowhere Boy was written by Matt Greenhalgh, who won a special achievement BAFTA last year for his script for Control, about doomed Joy Division singer Ian Brown.
Nowhere Boy is scheduled to shoot in March on location in Liverpool and at Ealing Studios.
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