Hawaii Film Blog

Friday, November 04, 2005

John Lennon Killer Flick, Take 2

Pretty boy Jared Leto to play Mark David Chapman

Jared Leto is going to play Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, in a film written and directed by first timer Jarrett Schaeffer and produced by Toronto's Peace Arch Entertainment. The film, "Chapter 27," will begin shooting in NYC in January.

Lindsay Lohan will play a fictional Lennon fan who befriends Chapman before he kills her idol. Lohan's character was created as a plot device to help convey Chapman's motive for murder. Personally, I think shooting part of the film in Hawaii (where Chapman lived for a long time leading up to the murder) and casting an Asian American actress as Chapman's real-life Asian American wife Gloria Abe, would've been preferable, but what are you gonna do?

A few months ago, there was a British production crew here in Hawaii to shoot part of another Chapman biopic.

>> Film to explore the mind of John Lennon's killer [Reuters, 11/3/05]


>> Notorious H.N.L.

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