Weinsteins Land John Lennon Biopic

The Weinstein Company have acquired U.S., Latin American and German rights to “Nowhere Boy,” the story of John Lennon’s tumultuous childhood reports the trades.

Aaron Johnson (pictured) plays the Beatle as a young man, with Kristin Scott Thomas playing his polarizing Aunt Mimi, who begins raising Lennon until his mother re-enters the picture. The pair soon fight for custody and affections of the young musician.

Sam Taylor-Wood is directing and Matt Greenhalgh (“Control”) wrote the script, production got underway in Liverpool last week.