The Everybody's Talking About Jamie film has a confirmed cast and release date.
An adaption of the West End musical will hit cinemas in autumn 2020.
New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films are producing the movie which will feature the creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince.
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.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie film cast
After receiving over 3,000 applications from the open casting call, 21-year-old newcomer Max Harwood will make his professional debut in the title role of Jamie New.
You can catch first look at Max in the role in the picture above.
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The rest of the cast includes Recent Academy Award™ nominee Richard E. Grant as former drag queen and Jamie’s mentor Hugo with BAFTA nominee Sharon Horgan as Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge.
BAFTA winner 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
Plus, the original Jamie New in the West End production John McCrea is said to have a cameo in the movie.
Filming of the movie took place on location in Sheffield in the summer of 2019.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie movie release date
The UK release date for the Everybody's Talking About Jamie film has been confirmed for October 21, 2020.
Director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae and composer Dan Gillespie Sells said: “Who would have thought when Jamie Campbell first put on his prom dress, that eight years later we would have brought together the best of British and Irish acting talent to tell his story.
"As well as launching a brand new star in Max Harwood to play Jamie himself, we’re so thrilled to welcome Sarah, Richard and Sharon to the Jamie family.
"Now the party’s really getting started.”
Meanwhile, the show continues to play on London's West End while a UK tour is also currently underway.
PICTURE CREDIT: Twitter/@JamieMusical