Filmmaker Sam Taylor Wood's directorial debut is a new movie called Nowhere Boy, which opens on October 8th and examines the childhood of legendary musician John Lennon before he started The Beatles. The film stars Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient). Recently we had an opportunity to sit down with both director Sam Taylor Wood and actor Aaron Johnson to discuss the new film, Lennon's childhood, his relationship with his Aunt and the musician's legacy. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Nowhere Boy tells the never before seen story of John Lennon 's (Aaron Johnson) childhood. John Lennon is an ordinary fifteen year-old boy on the streets of Liverpool, funny, smart, naughty and with a real edge to him. But life is not simple for John. He grew up in a family of secrets and was raised by his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas) from the age of five. When he is suddenly reacquainted with his mother, Julia, they form an unbreakable bond. A bitter war rages between the two sisters for John's love. Faced with bringing it to an end, he learns the secret heartbreak of his past. But his mother gives him one great gift ... music. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes while a resilient young man finds his voice and an icon explodes into the world.