Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée to head new John Lennon and Yoko Ono Biopic

Universal Pictures are reportedly set to produce a new biopic following the romance between John Lennon and Yoko Ono… and it appears they’ve tapped Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects director Jean-Marc Vallée to be its director.

The script for the upcoming film was written Anthony McCarten, who was recently responsible for penning the new Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

A new biopic following the romance between John Lennon and Yoko Ono is reportedly in the works, and Jean-Marc Vallée is set to be its director.

We are all huge Beatles fans, and this is a dream come true. There were inner and outer struggles John had, and family turmoil as a child, and things she had to endure before John’s tragic death,” producer Nathan Ross tells Deadline.

The thing we loved about the script was its stark honesty. You see so many biopic scripts where you can see that the cooperation of the subject’s family had something to do with the editorial, and that wasn’t the case here.”

Vallée was reportedly being discussed as the director for the next James Bond movie, though he’s now scrapped that idea to focus on this new project. Yoko Ono has also singed on as a producer for the new film.

Via Deadline.