Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lennon next for Curtis writer

From Manchester Evening News

FRESH from writing the highly-acclaimed new movie about Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, Mancunian scriptwriter Matt Greenhalgh has moved on to another music icon.

For Matt, who wrote the Curtis biopic Control which is due for general release in October, is currently writing a film about The Beatle's legend John Lennon.

Matt, from Prestwich, tells me: "The film is called Lennon and details John's adolescent years, pre- Beatlemania.

"It came to me off the back of Control - the producers of Lennon saw Control and then asked me if I'd consider doing their script for them.

"It wasn't a particularly hard decision for me to say yes."

The film will follow John's teenage years in Liverpool, when he lived with his strict Aunt Mimi.

Matt is hoping to get the first draft of the film ready before Christmas, although it's likely to be at least another year until the movie is ready for the big screen.

1 comment:

m. said...

poor Ringo! He hasn't got any vote! :(