Amazon has dropped the official trailer for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, an upcoming film adaptation of the award-winning stage musical of the same name.
The film tells the story of Jamie New (played by newcomer Max Harwood), a teen living in a blue collar English town with a dream of performing on stage as a drag queen. His best friend (Lauren Patel), his loving mother (Sarah Lancashire) and his mentor (Richard E. Grant) show him support, but not everyone in his life is championing his ambition. Jamie soon learns that he must overcome prejudice, beat the bullies and step out of the darkness to embrace who he is.
Could be a toe-tapping, feel-good coming-of-age pic here. Fans of the musical should be in good hands too, with the stage production’s director, Jonathan Butterell, making his feature-film debut as director and the screenplay and lyrics coming from Tom MacRae, who was also behind the musical.
Also starring Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, and Sharon Horgan, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from September 17th.
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Official synopsis for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie:
Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit musical from London’s West End, about Jamie New (newcomer Max Harwood), a teenager in a blue collar English town with a dream of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fabulous and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mom (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his deadbeat dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting, and to see the value in facing adversity stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.