Plans for a film which will document the early years of Beatle John Lennon have been confirmed.

According to reports, director MATT GREENHALGH will be making the film which he is naming Lennon.

Greenhalg has recently finished work on his latest project Control which portrays the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis and the personal, professional and romantic troubles which led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Greenhalgh said: "The film is called Lennon and details John's adolescent years, pre-Beatlemania.

"It came to me off the back of Control - the producers of Lennon saw Control, and then asked me if I'd consider doing the script for them. It wasn't a particularly hard decision for me to say yes."

The director has also worked on a number of UK TV series including Burn It, Cold Feet, Hollyoaks and Queer as Folk.

He was also nominated for Best New Writer Bafta TV Award for his work on the scripts of BBC drama Clocking Off.

31/08/2007 15:09:12