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New John and Yoko Biopic In The Works

The John Lennon and Yoko Ono story is about to be told again -- but with permission this time.

Ono has authorized and is contributing to a new biopic about the couple that's being written by Anthony McCarten ("The Theory Of Everything") and produced by Michael De Luca ("The Social Network, "Moneyball," "Captain Phillips") and Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures.

De Luca says in a statement that, "The story will focus on ripe and relevant themes of love, courage and activism in the U.S. -- with the intention of inspiring today's youth to stand up and have a clear vision for the world they want."

There's no word on when production will begin or when the film will be out.

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.