West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be adapted into a major new film by Sheffield based production company Warp Films.
Inspired by the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 – the story of a 16 year old boy wanting to attend his school prom in a dress, the hit musical was given life when musical theatre star, Michael Ball, introduced theatre director Jonathan Butterell to British singer-song writer of the Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and screen writer Tom MacRae.
The trio will team up again for the film with MacRae in the writing seat, Butterell directing and Gillespie Sells provding the music.
The critically acclaimed musical premiered in Sheffield, and was quick to announce a West End transfer where it opened to 5-star reviews, 7 theatre awards and 5 Olivier Award nominations.
The musical has just announced a further extension in the West End and is now booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre.
Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories, The Last Panthers), known for their distinctive multiaward winning film and television, are developing the project in conjunction with Film4 and expect to commence filming in Spring 2019.
According to casting notices, they are searching for a variety of people who look 16 years old to make up a class of 30. See casting website for full details.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre, London.