The John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy to be made into new stage musical.
Released in 2009, Nowhere Boy is a biographical drama film about John Lennon’s adolescence, his relationships with his aunt Mimi Smith and his mother Julia.
The film, originally based on a biography written by Lennon’s half-sister Julia Baird, will also be the basis of the new stage musical, according to Deadline. Producers Brian and Dayna Lee of AF Creative Media, and Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler have acquired stage rights to the Ecosse Film.
The stage show is set to deeply explore the relationships between Lennon, his aunt and his mother, saying, “two very different women, very powerful in different ways.”
“We’ve just secured the rights of the film,” Brian Lee told Deadline, “and as a team we’ll be traveling to London this summer, trying to figure out the right person to bring this narrative to life.”