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Imagem Filmes for Latin America; Pinoeer in the Philippines and United King for Israel. Project had been set up at Warner Bros. but will be independently financed by Inimitable Pictures’ Nimitt Mankad and Shivani Rawat through a film fund backed by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 Hour Energy. Script by Fogelman centers on a rocker who decides to change his life after discovering a letter written to him by John Lennon — prompting him to track down his biological son, whom he’s never met. Fogelman, whose writing credits include “Tangled,” “Crazy Stupid Love” and “My Mother’s Curse,” will make his directorial debut on “Imagine.” Denise Di Novi, Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad will produce. Shivani Rawat is exec producing. Principal photography will start in late April or early May.