Words: Steve Brown
Richard E Grant will star in the movie adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The Oscar-nominated actor has been cast to play the part of the former drag queen Hugo in the movie adaptation of the hit stage musical, Variety reported.
Based on the true story of Jamie Campbell, the story follows the titular character from Sheffield who overcomes prejudice and becomes a drag queen.
Other cast includes newcomer Max Harwood who will play the titular character as well as Catastrophe star Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge and Sarah Lancashire will play Jamie’s mother, Margaret.
Director Jonathan Butterell will helm the film which features music by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae.
In a statement, they said: “Who would have thought when Jamie Campbell first put on his prom dress, that seven years later we would have brought together the best of British and Irish acting talent to tell his story.
“As well as launching a brand-new star in Max Harwood to play Jamie himself, we’re so thrilled to welcome Sarah, Richard, and Sharon to the Jamie family. Now the party’s really getting started.”