Director Sam Taylor-Wood’s John Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy, premiered at the London Film Festival recently and I’m kind of surprised that there hasn’t been more hype about this feature film depicting the early life of a music icon. I mean, it’s Beatlemania again, right?
Well, we were a bit underwhelmed by the few photo stills floating around and the trailer, which just hit the Internet, reveals a surprisingly lighthearted feel to the flick, so perhaps it isn’t meant to be taken so seriously.
John Lennon’s actual voice, as taken from interview recordings, narrates a few cuts in the trailer and will presumably narrate the film as well. This is a nice touch, à la Kurt Cobain: About a Son, but it also creates a strange tension between the glossy look to the footage and the weathered historical document of the audio recordings.
What do you think? Watch the trailer hereor below: