A WORK OF ART is making its way to the big screen! A film adaptation of the Olivier nominated smash hit musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE has officially began filming in the UK. Under the direction of Jonathan Butterell (who also directed the stage production), the new film will star….
newcomer Max Harwood in the titular role of the 16 year coming of age drag queen dreamer himself "Jamie New",
Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Richard E. Grant in the dual roles of dress shop owner "Hugo Battersby" and his alter-ego "Loco Chanelle",
Olivier Award nominated star of stage and screen Sarah Lancashire in the role of the tender loving mum "Margret New",
JamieMusical stage cast member Shobna Gulati reprising her performance as family-friend "Ray",
The film is scheduled to be released later in 2019 or the beginning of 2020 from 20th Century Fox.
Based on a true story that was captured in a 2011 BBC Three documentary, EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE features a score and book by Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie-Sells. It tells the coming of age story of a 16 year old underdog misfit from Sheffield, England with big aspirations and dreams of becoming a drag queen.
Following a world premiere run at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2017, the show went on to London's West End at the Apollo Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses every night 8 times a week. It's received rave reviews and 5 Olivier Awards nominations in 2018.
Upcoming productions will include a UK & Ireland Tour. In addition, talks are still being made about the show coming to Broadway and Australia in the coming future.
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE was previously captured on film last year. A filmed performance of the stage production at the Apollo Theatre was livestreamed in movie theaters in the UK and all around the World (including North America). It starred majority of the original London cast.
Who is excited?
The Oscar nominated actor, 62, looked unrecognisable as he was spotted on set in Sheffield filming scenes for the movie on Tuesday.
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