Kristin Scott Thomas Joins Cast of Lennon Film, "Nowhere Boy"
12 Jan 2009
Kristin Scott Thomas, recently seen on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of The Seagull, has joined the cast of "Nowhere Boy," the upcoming film about the childhood of the late Beatle John Lennon.
Thomas, according to Variety, will play Lennon's Aunt Mimi. The cast will also feature Anne-Marie Duff as Lennon's mother Julia and Aaron Johnson as the former Beatle.
Sam Taylor-Wood will direct the motion picture, which was penned by Matt Greenhalgh. Filming, in Liverpool and at West London's Ealing Studios, will begin in March.
Producers are Ecosse Films' Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae, according to the industry paper.
Kristin Scott Thomas won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Arkadina in The Seagull. She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "The English Patient" and has also been seen in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Gosford Park," "Random Hearts," "Life as a House," "The Horse Whisperer," "Angels and Insects," "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "The Walker" as well as the upcoming ""Easy Virtue," "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "I've Loved You So Long."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.