PUBLISHED: 14:14, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:26, Tue, Mar 3, 2020
The iconic marriage between The Beatles’ John Lennon and Yoko Ono is set to become the subject of a new documentary film. Dudeski, the production company behind the upcoming Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones, will be behind the project. As are the movie’s director Danny Garcia and producer Nick Reynolds.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, Reynolds said the film is called The Ballard of John and Yoko and “will focus on the events that took place during the first years of their relationship.
“It’ll explore how they were hounded by the media, targeted by the FBI and how Yoko was unfairly misrepresented and accused of being responsible for the break-up of The Beatles.”
Lennon and Ono were married in 1969, a year before The Beatles broke up after the release of their final studio album Let It Be.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s break up and Peter Jackson is working on a “myth-busting” documentary film himself, with tons of restored and unseen footage from their Let It Be recordings.
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The Beatles: NEW John Lennon Yoko Ono relationship documentary film announced (EXCLUSIVE) (Image: GETTY)
The Ballard of John and Yoko will focus on the couple's early years as a couple (Image: GETTY)
Jackson had access to around 55 hours of material from January 1969 and now a few minutes has screened at the Universal Music showcase at Grammy Weekend.
Apple Records chief Jeff Jones spoke of how the original Let It Be documentary that tied-in with the album was considered to be a “depressing look” at the end of The Beatles.
But having hired Jackson to make a new movie, the executive said: “We have created a brand-new film that will attempt to