Mark your calendars: Everybody's Talking About Jamie has a release date.
The upcoming musical film follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a 16-year-old who hopes to one day be a drag queen. As the gay teen sets out to pursue his dreams, which starts with wearing drag to prom, Jamie contends with high school bullies and an unaccepting dad. Along the way, he finds a mentor in a local drag legend, Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant).
Originally set to premiere theatrically in February, the debut of the fabulous film was pushed due to the pandemic to September 17, 2021, when it will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.
The teaser below shows dazzling clips from the New Regency and Film4 film, which is inspired by a true story and adapted from an English stage musical directed by Jonathan Butterell, who makes his feature-film directorial debut here.
Jamie also stars Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, and Sharon Horgan. The film's screenplay and lyrics are by Tom MacRae, with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells and a score from Sells and Anne Dudley.
“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.”
Butterell added, “I am thrilled that our film — the story of taking your place in the world with joy, pride, and acceptance — will be winging its way across the world with the Amazon Family. Let’s come together to celebrate the glorious and fabulous uniqueness of each and every one of us.”
Watch the Prime Video teaser announcement below.