The first trailer for the film adaptation of the beloved British musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ is finally here.
Following a 16-year-old gay teenager (played in the movie by newcomer Max Harwood) who makes a plan to come out as a drag queen at prom. As ‘EW’ revealed in their first-look feature back in the spring, the only mandate of the stage-to-screen transition was to go bigger — and gayer.
“I'm just excited for people to see how much joy we've managed to pack onto one screen: an unprecedented amount of joy,” writer Tom MacRae, who also wrote the book for the original musical, said. “And I think it's going to just make people smile from ear to ear, and then shed some tears as well, because you have to earn the big smiles at the end. The trailer really just shows what we've been boiling up in our little secret cauldron for all these years.”
“[The trailer] delivers the absolute scale of this [film] and the kind of fabulousness, hopefully, of it. But I think it also delivers the emotional heart that's at the very center of the story as well,” added director Jonathan Buttrell.
The movie has a confirmed new release date of Feb. 26. The team behind Jamie argue the movie's feel-good vibes will resonate more than they previously thought possible.
“That's another thing we miss: We need to be taken on these journeys, we need to go on these rides, because it takes us out of ourselves,” Gillespie Sells says. “It's a spiritual thing almost. It's been a real joy, and that joy's going to come across out of the screens and out of the speakers into these cinemas, and ideally it will be something that moves everyone and takes everyone on a beautiful journey. I think we need it. You know what: It's time to party.”
Along with Harwood, Everybody's Talking About Jamie costars Sharon Hordan, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, and Sam Bottomley. Watch the trailer below:
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