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Coming soon: Movie based on love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, February 11, 2017  /  08:26 am
Coming soon: Movie based on love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono

The Lennon Wall filled since the 1980s with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and fragments of lyrics from Beatles songs is pictured in this file photo on May 6, 2014, in Prague, the Czech Republic. (Shutterstock/File)

The producer of Captain Phillips and Fifty Shades of Grey, Michael De Luca, is working with Yoko Ono to produce a film chronicling the love story between the late John Lennon and Ono.

The movie does not yet have a set release date but will feature Theory of Everything’s Anthony McCarten, Luca, Ono and Immersive Pictures’ Josh Bratman as screenwriters.

De Luca has said as quoted by Rolling Stone that the storyline will “focus on the ripe and relevant themes of love, courage and activism in the US – with the intention of inspiring today's youth to stand up for and have a clear vision for the world they want”.

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Lennon’s first encounter with Ono came about when the latter set up an art exhibition called Unfinished Paintings and Objects in November 1966.

Their conversation kicked off when the Beatles founder asked Ono about her painting called Painting to Hammer a Nail In.

At that time, Lennon was still married to his first wife, Cynthia. Nonetheless, in 1968, the couple got a divorce and Lennon married Ono the following year in Gibraltar.

Throughout their relationship, Ono and Lennon made music together and became famous for their anti-war protests against the Vietnam War and support for the hippie movement. (nik/kes)