Robert Bernstein is making a film about John Lennon’s life. Imagine that


Good news for Beatles fans. There is a new movie being made about John Lennon — and it’s being produced by Robert Bernstein (Charlotte Gray, Mrs. Brown).

Nowhere Boy, which has received funding from the UK Film Council, is based on the book Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon by Lennon’s half-sister, Julia Baird, which chronicles John Lennon’s youth.

Mr Bernstein, 41, tells People: “The film recounts the never-seen-before story of John Lennon’s childhood and teenage years. It shows how he became reacquainted with his mother, Julia, and the influence she had on his career.”

Chelsea-based Mr Bernstein has been in Liverpool shooting the film.

“Filming in Liverpool is something I have always thought about and to be given the opportunity to make Nowhere Boy has brought this ambition to fruition.”

Graduating from Cambridge with a degree in history, he established Ecosse Films 21 years ago.

Productions to date include; Brideshead Revisted, Becoming Jane and The Water Horse. Nowhere Boy is being directed by Sam Taylor-Wood and stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Johnson and Anne-Marie Duff. It is due for release next year.

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