The release date for the upcoming Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film has been pushed back to 2021.
An adaption of the West End musical was due to hit cinemas in autumn 2020 with a planned release in October.
The film version of the stage show has now been dated to January 22, 2021, reports Deadline.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the story of Jamie New, a sixteen-year-old who lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
21-year-old newcomer Max Harwood will make his professional debut in the title role of Jamie New while other cast will include Richard E. Grant as former drag queen and Jamie’s mentor Hugo and Sharon Horgan as Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge.
Sarah Lancashire will play his mother Margaret while Shobna Gulati, from the original stage cast, will reprise her role of Ray.
Meanwhile, 20 young locals from Yorkshire and the surrounding regions have been cast as Jamie’s classmates.
The ongoing West End production recently announced an extended booking period into 2021.