The hit production Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is set to become a film adaption, and is now looking for local talent to appear in it. The musical, based on the 2011 BBC documentary _ Jamie: Drag Queen at 16_, is written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, and originally premiered in Sheffield. It is now running at the Apollo Theatre in London to huge critical acclaim.
The West End musical will be holding an open casting search in Sheffield for the lead roles, aiming to remain authentic and loyal to its roots. The stage show which was nominated for Best Musical at the Olivier Awards this year is being developed by Sheffield-based production company Warp Films, along with Film4. The film adaptation will be directed by the musical’s original director and Sheffield native, Jonathan Butterell.
The forthcoming film adaptation also announced it is looking to cast 30 local performers to star as the Year 11 class. The casting process will take place over the next seven weeks, led by casting director Shaheen Baig – it is the most obvious place to start the search.
Producers are looking for:
People aged 16 years and upward, but who must look or be able to play 16 years
A variety of people to make up the exciting and talented class
Those ideally from Sheffield or the surrounding areas.
There are no other parameters on how those involved should ‘look’, and no previous experience is necessary. However, anyone wishing to apply should upload a one-minute video of themselves and some basic information to www.jamiefilmcasting.com. Filming is expected to commence in Spring 2019, and it is thought to be an exciting project to be part of next summer.