According to Production Weekly, Julie Taymor is on tap to direct an untitled musical based on characters from Beatles songs. The film is not about The Beatles but will have 18 of their songs as the focal point of the plot, with the main characters singing and dancing to them.
The script, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Fresnais, follows the character of Jude as he embarks on a journey to the US to find his father. Once here, he finds himself caught up in the "turmoil of the sixties" and falls in love with Lucy. Their relationship is soon strained when Lucy gets more involved with the "radical left." The film tackles such subjects as drugs and the obvious effects of the Vietnam war.
The film is scheduled to begin production on August 26th, 2005. It will primarily be filmed in the US with some of the shooting taking place in England.