According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lions Gate Films said Wednesday that it will produce the documentary The US vs John Lennon with LSL Prods. The film has already begun preproduction and will center on Lennon's life from 1966-76, when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

The film has received support and cooperation from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. It will be cowritten, directed and produced by LSL Prods.' David Leaf and John Scheinfeld.

"We could not have envisioned a more dynamic nor enthusiastic team than we found in David and John for this project," said Kevin Beggs, president of Lions Gate Television programming and production and head of Lions Gate's documentary feature development and production arm.