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A new film based around a letter John Lennon sent to a fan, called Imagine, will start production this spring, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The movie, set to star Al Pacino and Julianne Moore, is based on real life musician Steve Tilston, who Lennon wrote to after reading an interview with him talking about his fears of "succumbing to the trappings of fame." Lennon wrote a letter to Tilston in 1971-- but Tilston never knew of its existence until the letter was purchased by a collector who tracked Tilston down to show him Lennon's encouraging response.
Screenwriters have adapted the story and turned Tilston into precisely the decadent rock star he had hoped he wouldn't become. The character based on Tilston, now named "Danny Collins" will be portrayed by Pacino with Julianne Moore starring as the hotel manager where "Collins moves into as part of his quest for redemption." No start date has been announced for the film.
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