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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie launches public bid to find stars for film adaptation

John McCrea in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson John McCrea in Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson
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The forthcoming film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be holding an open casting search in Sheffield for the lead roles.

It was announced this week that a film version of the West End musical is in the works, written by the show’s creators Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae.

It is being developed by Sheffield-based Warp Films, which is looking to cast 30 local performers to star as the Year 11 class.

The casting process will occur over the next seven weeks, led by casting director Shaheen Baig.

Baig said: “We would love to find a beautifully diverse cast right here in Sheffield. The story is set here and it’s the most obvious place to start our search.”

Applicants must be over 16 to apply, and producers are looking for individuals from Sheffield and its surrounding areas.

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.

The film is being developed with Film4 and will be directed by the musical’s original director ad Sheffield native Jonathan Butterell.

Producers confirmed all of the show’s original cast had been screen tested and are being considered.

Filming is expected to commence in spring 2019.

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