Amazon Studios has acquired Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and will debut the West End musical adaptation exclusively on Prime Video worldwide on September 17.
The film from New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films had been with DIsney/20th Century Studios. It stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, and Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan, and Richard E. Grant.
Jonathan Butterell directs Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which is inspired by true events and follows a teenager from Sheffield who dreams of becoming a drag queen.
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has quickly become one of the most beloved musicals of recent years,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Jamie’s story is one that resonates across all generations – it’s about unconditional love and we know our global audiences will fall in love with Jamie as he overcomes adversity to truly find his authentic self. We are so thrilled to share this joyful and inspirational story with the world.”
Tom MacRae wrote the screenplay and lyrics, and producers are Mark Herbert, Peter Carlton, and Arnon Milchan. Executive producers are Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden, Peter Balm, Niall Shamma, and Jes Wilkins.