‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ film to be released on Amazon Prime in September
Max Harwood plays the lead role, with Richard E. Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle.
The upcoming film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has a new release date. Previously, all dates were scrapped but now Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will now debut on the streaming service Amazon Prime from 17 September. The announcement comes on the same day that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie reopens at the Apollo Theatre, with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets on sale now.
Based on a BBC documentary, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows 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.
Max Harwood plays Jamie New in the movie, making his film debut. Richard E Grant as Hugo/Loco Chanelle, with Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New, Lauren Patel as Pritti Pasha, Shobna Gulati as Ray and Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge.
The original Jamie from the stage show, John McCrea, will play the Young Loco Chanelle. Layton Williams, who took over the role of Jamie, will also star in the movie.
The upcoming film will also feature a new song, performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer Holly Johnson. Read more about the new song here.
Back in the West End, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie resumes its West End run at the Apollo Theatre tonight, starring Shane Richie. It’s one of the first full-length productions to reopen this week, including Death Drop and Six.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is on Amazon Prime from 17 September.
Photo credit: Max Harwood and Richard E. Grant in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Photo courtesy of Fox 20th Century Studios)