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Everybody's Talking About Jamie film gets new worldwide release date

The movie adaptation of the hit West End musical finally has a premiere date after pandemic-related delays.

2021-05-20

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the eagerly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of the hit West End musical, has finally been given a new worldwide release date.

The Disney-produced film, which stars screen newcomer and former Attitude cover star Max Harwood as a Sheffield teenager who dreams of a drag career on stage, was originally set for release in October 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic forced an indefinite postponed.

In news set to be welcomed by the stage show's legions of fans, it's now been confirmed that Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be released in the UK and internationally on 17 September via Amazon Prime.

"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.”

Director Jonathan 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."

Everybody's Talking About Jamie co-stars Sarah Lancashire as Jamie's mum, Sharon Horgan as Jamie's uninspired careers advisor Miss Hedge (played in the West End by stars including Michelle Visage, Rita Simons and Faye Tozer), and Richard E. Grant as local drag legend and mentor Miss Loco (played in the West End by stars including Bianca Del Rio, Shane Ritchie and Rufus Hound).

Max Harwood, 23, previously told Attitude about his own journey coming to terms with his sexuality as a young boy dreaming of a life on stage.

Revealing earlier this year that his own parents, brother and sister were "incredibly supportive" when he did eventually come out as gay, Max revealed that some of those who made his life difficult during his school years later reached out to apologise after he was cast in Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Max wears top by Prada; trousers, stylist’s own (Photography: Olivia Richardson)

"All of those people, now… they thought it was banter. With the movie coming out, I’ve had some apology messages over it", Max said.

"Some say, 'I know that we’re years on, but I just feel bad for the things I said in school and if that ever stopped you from feeling you could be yourself, I’m really sorry.' But it didn’t hold me back."

Everybody's Talking About Jamie premieres on 17 September 2021 on Amazon Prime. Check out a new teaser below: