Amazon will premiere the film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in September.
Inspired by true events, Jamie New (Max Harwood) is a teenager from Sheffield who dreams of life on stage and reveals his secret career ambition to become a “fierce and proud drag queen.”
The original musical premiered at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, before transferring to London’s Apollo Theatre, where it became an overnight success, with 5 Olivier Award Nominations.
The film has been made by New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films and features Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has quickly become one of the most beloved musicals of recent years,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.
“Jamie’s story is one that resonates across all generations – it’s about unconditional love and we know our global audiences will fall in love with Jamie as he overcomes adversity to truly find his authentic self. We are so thrilled to share this joyful and inspirational story with the world.”
Many of the crew from the original stage show are making their feature-film debuts, including Jonathan Butterell as director:
“I am thrilled that our film – the story of taking your place in the world with joy, pride and acceptance – will be winging its way across the world with the Amazon Family. Let’s come together to celebrate the glorious and fabulous uniqueness of each and every one of us,” he stated.