Photo credit: Max Harwood in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo courtesy of Disney)

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ film postpones cinema release

The movie will no longer be released on 26 Feb. 2021.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Everybody's Talking About Jamie will now be available to stream on Amazon Prime from 17 Sept. 2021.

The film adaptation of Everybody's Talking About Jamie has had its release date pushed back, it has been announced. In an article from Deadline, Everybody's Talking About Jamie will now no longer be in cinemas on 26 Feb. 2021, with no future date set for its release.

The movie was originally scheduled to be released on 23 Oct. 2020, but has now been postponed three times, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Max Harwood makes his professional film debut as Jamie New, alongside Richard E Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle and Shobna Gulati as Ray. Sarah Lancashire plays Margaret New, with Lauren Patel as Pritti Pasha, Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge, Ralph Ineson as Wayne New, Adeel Akhtar as Iman Masood and Samuel Bottomley as Dean Paxton.

Based on a BBC documentary, Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells of Jamie New, a 16 year old who is adamant on wearing a dress to his high school prom. Supported by family and friends, he undergoes a journey of self discovery, finding his inner drag queen in the process.

After a world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, the production transferred to the West End, earning five Olivier Award nominations.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie reopened at the Apollo Theatre on 12 December, but has since been suspended once more until 29 Jan. 2021 at the earliest. 

Photo credit: Max Harwood in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo courtesy of Disney)


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