We’ve been waiting with bated breath for a trailer or still image from the upcoming John Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy, but nothing has hit the Internet until recently. We finally have the poster and a look at young actor Aaron Johnson’s depiction of a 15-year-old John Lennon.
The film, which is Sam Taylor-Wood’s feature directorial debut, depicts the years in which John Lennon was raised by his aunt, Mimi Smith, and later reacquainted with his biological mother, Julia. Lennon’s mother was tragically killed in an auto accident when John was just starting to get to know her in his late teens.
According to the film’s official synopsis: “Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into art and the new music flooding in from the U.S. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the young Paul McCartney.” We don’t have pictures of the film’s version of McCartney (played by Thomas Sangster) yet, but based on these new photos, they apparently didn’t cast lookalikes, which is probably a good thing.
So do you think they’ve caught the spirit of a young Lennon, based on these images? Check out a bunch more at Rotten Tomatoes here.