Amazon Prime Video has released a brand new Everybody’s Talking About Jamie trailer for 20th Century Studios’ long-delayed film adaptation of the hit West End musical, starring newcomer Max Harwood, and Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant. The video, which you can check out below, provides us a preview of some of the film’s big musical numbers as Jamie tries to achieve his dream of becoming a drag queen. The movie will be available for streaming on September 17, 2021.
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Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is directed by Jonathan Butterell in his feature-length directorial debut from the screenplay and lyrics Tom MacRae. This coming-of-age musical pic stars newcomer Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.
“The film follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage,” reads the official synopsis. “While his classmates plan their livelihoods after leaving school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Patel) and his loving mum (Lancashire) shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But Jamie also has to contend with an unsupportive father (Ineson), an uninspired careers advisor (Horgan), and some ignorant school kids who attempt to rain on his sensational parade. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and to step out of the darkness into the spotlight.”
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film and musical play are both inspired by Jenny Popplewell’s 2011 TV documentary titled Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. The film is also expected to feature the hit songs from the musical including ‘And You Don’t Even Know It,’ ‘The Wall In My Head’ and ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ as well as an exclusive new song ‘This Was Me,’ performed by Holly Johnson, lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
It is produced by Mark Herbert, Peter Carlton, and Arnon Milchan, with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma, and Jes Wilkins serving as executive producers.