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Everybody's Talking About Jamie musical movie delays release to January 2021

The piece will now land next year

Max Harwood and Richard E Grant
Max Harwood and Richard E Grant
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The release date for the upcoming Everybody's Talking About Jamie film will be moved to 22 January.

The lead role of Jamie New will be played by Max Harwood, who was selected following an open casting call, with 20 young locals from Sheffield cast in the film.

Richard E Grant (Withnail and I) will take on the role of Hugo / Loco Chanel, with Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) playing Margaret New, Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) as Miss Hedge and Shobna Gulati playing Ray, after having taken on the role in the West End.

The film is directed by Jonathan Butterell, who directed the original stage show, with Tom MacRae writing the screenplay (MacRae wrote the musical's book).

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It is based on the real-life story of Jamie Campbell who decided he wanted to be a drag queen as a teenager and his mother Margaret who supports him. Last year it won three WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical and was nominated for five Olivier Awards.