The Japanese artist was married to The Beatles icon from 1969 until his tragic death in 1980, when he was shot dead by deranged fan Mark David Chapman outside the couple's New York City home.

Now Yoko is preparing to detail their loving relationship in an upcoming drama, which will chronicle the pair's romance from the late 1960s and the musicians' shared passion as peace activists.

The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony MCCarten has been tapped to pen the as-yet-untitled project, which Yoko will produce alongside Captain Phillips and The Social Network's Michael De Luca.

"The story will focus on ripe and relevant themes of love, courage and activism in the U.S. - with the intention of inspiring today's youth to stand up for and have a clear vision for the world they want," De Luca declares in a statement issued to "I am also honored and privileged to be working with Yoko Ono, Anthony MCCarten and Josh Bratman to tell the story of two amazing global icons."

MCCarten is no stranger to real-life film subjects - in addition to adapting The Theory of Everything, which chronicled the relationship between famed physicist Stephen Hawking and his ex-wife Jane Wilde Hawking, he has also worked on forthcoming Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as the late British wartime Prime Minister, and Bohemian Rhapsody, which features Mr. Robot actor Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.