Hit musical will be adapted by Douglas McGrath, who also wrote the musical’s book.
Sony Pictures Entertainment will adapt the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical into a feature film.
The musical will be adapted by Douglas McGrath, who also wrote the musical’s book, and the film will be produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, who will produce through their Playtone banner, and Paul Blake who also produced the stage show.
Sherry Kondor and Christine Russell will executive produce.
Michael De Luca, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group president of production, commented: “Theatrical audiences both on Broadway and in the West End have responded to Beautiful not only to relive Carole King’s timeless classics, but to experience the ways they illustrate her triumphant and joyful life story. We’re thrilled to be bringing this inspiring and powerful musical to movie audiences everywhere.”
Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to use King’s songs from Sony/ATV, as well as rights from Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Well and Barry Mann, the subjects of the show.
Beautiful opened on Broadway in January 2014 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards and won two, including one for Jessie Mueller who scooped Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as King.