The Hollywood Reporter provided some details of the project, saying that Universal Pictures is in negotiations with Michael De Luca Productions and Immersive Pictures over the rights. Ono is named as a producer, alongside McCarten, De Luca and Josh Bratman.
“The film project came about after Bratman lobbied Ono to bring the story of her relationship to the screen with De Luca,” the report said. “McCarten worked with all three to write the story on spec.”
Lennon and Ono are said to have met at a London art gallery in 1966, where the Beatles icon became fascinated with one of the artworks she had on display: a ladder that led to a canvas suspended from the ceiling, with a tiny word printed on it and a magnifying glass to allow it to be read.