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John Lennon’s Son Reveals Unexpected Casting Choice For Beatles Movie Biopic

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Sam Mendes, renowned director of Skyfall, has unveiled his ambitious vision for a sweeping four-part biopic chronicling the legendary journey of the Beatles. Mendes promises to place each member of the iconic quartet squarely in the spotlight, capturing the essence of the world’s most influential band from their humble beginnings in Liverpool to their meteoric rise to global superstardom.

This upcoming project follows Peter Jackson’s lauded documentary The Beatles: Get Back, which captivated audiences upon its release on Disney+ in 2021. However, there has been speculation regarding the casting options for John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Lennon’s son, Sean has added fuel to the anticipation by expressing his hopeful casting choice for the role of his iconic father in Mendes’ cinematic endeavor.

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John Lennon’s son shares his acting choice for his dad’s upcoming biopic

HELP, John Lennon, 1965

While accompanying his girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, to the Oscars, Sean shared his support for Mendes’ decision to produce the biopic in an interview with Variety. “I do think with someone as famous as my dad, it’s very hard to cast a film like that,” Sean told the news outlet. “There have been some very successful biopics about music people. La Vie en Rose was incredible. Ray was amazing. You can pull it off, and I think we’re gonna do a good job, so I’m excited.”

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He also shared his thoughts on the actor he envisioned portraying his father, who tragically lost his life at the young age of 40 in 1980. “I’m hoping that Emma Stone might consider it because she did such a good job in Poor Things,” Sean continued. Stone recently took home the Academy Award for Best Leading Actress at the 2024 Oscars for her role in the film. “I think if you’re gonna reach that as an actor, the next obvious step is to really go for it and be John Lennon.”

John Lennon at home in The Dakota apartments with son Sean Lennon, circa 1979-80

Sean Ono Lennon will be a part of the biopic’s production team

Mendes’ ambitious four-movie project, set for release in 2027, enjoys the unwavering support of surviving Beatles icons Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, alongside the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison.

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, John Lennon, 1964

Regarding his participation in the John Lennon biopic, Sean disclosed his multifaceted involvement in the expansive project, indicating his commitment to contributing in diverse capacities. “I’m the DP. I’m the grip,” he confessed. “And I’m also catering, which you wouldn’t expect that, but I’ll be cooking up a storm.”

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