Chapter 27 is an independent film depicting the murder of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman starring Jared Leto and Lindsay Lohan. J. P. Schaefer, making his directorial debut, also wrote the script. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007 and the Berlin Film Festival in February. Though savaged by most critics, who described the movie as a vanity project lacking in insight, it did receive positive reviews in Salon, The Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. The film initially failed to land a U.S. distributor, but was picked up for theatrical distribution in Europe, Asia, and South America. The film was leaked onto the internet on March 23, 2007. The film saw US theatrical release in March 2008 and won the Debut Feature Prize award for J.P. Schaefer at the Zurich Film Festival. In Entertainment Weekly\'s 2008 Spring movie preview for Chapter 27, the movie was finally listed for release on March 28, 2008. However, the movie\'s release is limited. The film was rated R for language and some sexual content.