Warp Films announces open casting for the film version of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Warp Films announces open casting for the film version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

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It seems like everybody can’t stop talking about Jamie, the smash hit musical about a 16-year-old gay teenager and fledgeling drag queen from the Steel City who wants nothing more than to go to his school prom in a dress. In little over a year, the show has gone from its premiere at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre to an award-winning, recently extended run in the West End, a cast recording album being released and the stage show being filmed for broadcast at cinemas nationwide.  But things haven’t stopped there for Jamie, and Sheffield’s Warp Films have announced today that they are not only making a film musical of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, but that there are open auditions for the movie.

The creative team behind the original production are all back for the project, with the film being written by Dan Gillespie –Sells and Tom Macrae , who wrote the stage show, and the show’s original director, Jonathan Butterall, back on duty behind the camera. The film is broadly slated for a release in 2020, with filming hoping to take place next year.

The casting will take place in phases, with the first phase looking for around 30 people aged 16 to play Jamie and his peers. There are no restrictions on those auditioning, save for that they must be 16 and be able to play / pass for a 16-year-old. There will then be other casting phases for the other roles within the film, and everyone is encouraged to apply.

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To be in with a chance for a role you can apply online at www.jamiefilmcasting.com, and upload your audition video there. You can follow on social media using #castjamiefilm, on Twitter and Instagram with the username @jamiecasting and on Facebook using Jamie Casting.

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You can read our review of the original production here and also catch TGUK’s exclusive chat with cast of the show here.

About the author: Paul Szabo
In between visits to the theatre, watching films, photography, walking, scuba diving and singing (badly); Paul writes for TheGayUK.