Ron Howard’s 2016 documentary Eight Days A Week brought the ’60s-era touring adventures of The Beatles to the big screen. Now, a new film will look take a closer look at another aspect of the Fab Four — specifically, the relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as Variety points out.
The as-yet-untitled drama will be co-produced by Ono herself, alongside Michael De Luca, known for his work on both Fifty Shades of Grey films as well as the Oscar-nominated blockbusters Captain Phillips and The Social Network. Anthony McCarten has also been brought on-board to pen the script and produce, as he did on the acclaimed 2014 film The Theory of Everything and forthcoming Freddie Mercury and Winston Churchill projects.
Ono and the legendary Beatle first crossed paths at a London art gallery in November 1966. Even after marrying in 1969 in Gibraltar, the couple continued to bond over their appreciation for the arts world and activism. Prior to Lennon’s passing in December 1980, the two collaborated on a bunch of records, such as that year’s Double Fantasy LP and a string of releases under their Plastic Ono Band banner (including famed 1969 single “Give Peace A Chance”).
Although it’s been nearly 50 years since The Beatles parted ways, Ono still faces accusations that she was the reason for their breakup. In fact, in an interview published less than 12 months ago, Ono reiterated that she “had nothing to do” with the dissolution of the iconic British group.