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Yoko Ono is making a movie about her relationship with John Lennon

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It’s hard to deny that Yoko Ono and John Lennon were very much in love, but the actual backstory of that love is usually a bit controversial. Even going off of a pretty sanitized account, Lennon met Ono while he was still married to his first wife, Cynthia Lennon, who he definitely cheated on. Then, after Cynthia Lennon had exposed the cheating, John Lennon divorced her and gave her a (relative) pittance in alimony. After that, though, it was all hearts and rainbows for Lennon and Ono, at least until he got murdered.

Anyway, Deadline is reporting that Ono is now developing an untitled film about her relationship with Lennon, alongside producer Michael De Luca and The Theory Of Everything writer Anthony McCarten. In a statement, De Luca said that the film “will focus on ripe and relevant themes of love, courage, and activism in the U.S.—with the intention of inspiring today’s youth to stand up for and have a clear vision for the world they want.” So, in other words, there’ll be a lot of anti-war stuff, but probably not a lot of stuff about how Lennon treated his first wife.

As Deadline notes, there’s a bunch of Oscar-nominated power behind this project, thanks to McCarten’s work on The Theory Of Everything and De Luca’s work on Captain Phillips, Moneyball, and The Social Network.


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