Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s roots are in Sheffield so it seems fitting that a production company based there – Warp Films – is helping to continue the fairytale success of the award-winning show by making a major film version.
In spring 2019 Warp Films (This Is England, Ghost Stories, The Last Panthers) is expected to begin the film which will be directed by Jonathan Butterell (who also took on the same role for the stage production). The film version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, written by Tom MacRae and with music by Dan Gillespie Sells, will be inspired by the musical and is being developed in association with Film4.
Jamie Campbell, the boy who inspired the story, said:
“All I originally wanted was to go to my school prom in a dress. Then Firecracker made the documentary. My story then inspired a West End musical. Now it’s a film! It’s incredible. Even I couldn’t have dreamed it.”
Following its opening at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie transferred to London’s Apollo Theatre where it was welcomed with a host of five-star reviews, seven theatre awards
An official cast album was released last month and the musical is being screened live from the West End to more than 510 cinemas across the UK and Ireland by More2Screen on 5 July 2018.