Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Tom Hanks co-producing film adaptation of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

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It has been announced that a film based on Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is being produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake

Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a deal to adapt the Broadway show into a feature film. The musical is being adapted by Douglas McGrath, who also wrote the book for the stage show. 

Making the announcement, Michael De Luca (from Sony Pictures) said: "Theatrical audiences both on Broadway and in the West End have responded to Beautiful not only to relive Carole King’s timeless classics, but to experience the ways they illustrate her triumphant and joyful life story. We’re thrilled to be bringing this inspiring and powerful musical to movie audiences everywhere."

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical recently celebrated a triumphant West End opening with eight Olivier Award nominations. The show premiered on Broadway in January 2014 and will shortly launch a U.S. Tour.

Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

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