Richard E Grant, Sharon Horgan and Sarah Lancashire have been cast in the big-screen adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The film version of the musical by Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae will begin shooting in Sheffield later this month.
The title role of Jamie New will be played by Max Harwood, in what will be his first professional role. Harwood is currently studying at London’s Urdang Academy and was cast following an open call.
Grant will play former drag queen Loco Chanel in the film, while Horgan will play Jamie’s teacher Miss Hedge and Lancashire will play his mother Margaret.
Shobna Gulati, who has appeared in the West End production of the show, will reprise the role of Ray.
The show’s writers, director Jonathan Butterell and choreographer Kate Prince will reunite for the film version, which is being produced by New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films.