Canyon Creek Films announces Wyatt Oleff (“I Am Not Okay with This,” It), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Janeane Garofalo (Ratatouille, Wet Hot American Summer) will star in writer/director Mark Rosman’s (A Cinderella Story) In My Life. The Beatles/John Lennon-inspired comedy/drama will be produced by Simon Brooks of LA based Canyon Creek Films (Love, Rosie, White Noise) and Suzanne Lyons of Snowfall Films Inc. (Undertaking Betty, Time Toys). Principal photography set to commence in May 2021 in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Evan, a 16-year-old Lennon wannabe, is thrilled when the Beatles move in next door to his Beverly Hills home before playing the Hollywood Bowl in 1965. Evan is desperate to meet John. John wants to meet Elvis before the rest of the Beatles do that night. To make it happen they spend a day together that will forever change their lives.
Mark Rosman said of the project: “One day in 1965 I found the Beatles were right next door to my house, and this became the launching point for a movie about my youth, my love of music, the 60’s, and a very close call I had with my hero – John Lennon. The Beatles remain as relevant and popular as ever, and Lennon continues to be a huge fascination and draw all over the world. In a time when social consciousness is being reignited by changes in Washington, a look back at the 60’s and John Lennon is as timely as ever.”
Producer Simon Brooks added: “In My Life sheds light on a critical (and little known) turning point in Beatle history. Mark’s personal account of a summer in 1965 seamlessly weaves true events with fiction that will bring audiences on a journey through the height of Beatlemania and particularly John Lennon. The talent of Wyatt, Kevin and Janeane will bring this great story to life.”
Rosman is an award-winning Writer and Director known for films including Warner Bros’ A Cinderella Story, Universal’s The Perfect Man, and Disney’s Life-Size.
Oleff recently starred in Netflix’s “I Am Not Okay with This,”and has starred in blockbuster hits including It and It Chapter Two, Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Pollak currently stars in Amazon’s award-winning series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and has appeared in series including “Billions,” “Better Things,” and films such as The Usual Suspects, End of Days, and A Few Good Men.
Garofalo voiced the character ‘Colette’ in Disney’s acclaimed animated film Ratatouille and starred in cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. She is also known for her comedic work on ‘The Ben Stiller Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Larry Sanders Show.