the epic love story between John Lennon and Yoko Ono has never been adapted into a major motion picture, but that’s about to change. Universal Pictures is working on acquiring the rights to the tale of one of the most infamous couples of all time.
Jean-Marc Vallée, who took a break from movie projects to focus on his work on HBO shows Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, will make his big screen comeback with this film. In addition to directing, the two-time Emmy winner will also be in charge of rewriting the screenplay alongside Anthony McCarten, whose credits include The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour.
The spec script focuses on Lennon and Ono’s love story alongside themes of love, courage, activism, and peace. Producer Josh Bratman was the one who managed to win over Yoko Ono and convince her to bring the story of her relationship with The Beatles co-founder to the big screen. Vallée agreed to join the project after meeting up with Ono, who connected with the artistry of his work and vision of a love story for the ages right away.