February 4, 2023

Daisy Edgar-Jones can quickly cross off biopic on her performing bucket listing, as a result of Selection studies that the Regular Folks star has been solid as Carole King in Sony’s upcoming movie adaptation of Lovely, the jukebox stage musical concerning the adolescence and profession of the legendary singer-songwriter.

An on-screen model of Lovely has been within the works for fairly some time now, with Sony having bought the rights to it over seven years in the past. The stage present, which starred a Tony-winning Jessie Mueller as King, ran on Broadway for 5 years till it closed in October 2019. It performed 60 previews and a pair of,418 common performances.

“Daisy has a spirit and power that I acknowledged as myself once I was youthful,” King stated in a press release to Selection. “She’s an incredible expertise and I do know she’s going to present a fantastic efficiency.”

Lisa Cholodenko will direct Lovely, reuniting together with her The Children Are All Proper colleague Stuart Blumberg to co-write its script. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone will produce the movie with Paul Blake, who additionally produced the stage present. Sherry Kondor, Christine Russell, Steven Shareshian, and Mike Bosner will function govt producers. The challenge is presently in growth, and you’ll keep tuned right here for extra updates as they arrive.

Since changing into a family title with Regular Folks, Edgar-Jones went on to star in Olivia Newman’s movie adaptation of Delia Owens’ The place the Crawdads Sing, the Adam McKay-produced horror-rom-com Recent, and Dustin Lance Black’s collection adaptation of John Krakauer’s Underneath the Banner of Heaven. As for King, Taylor Swift inducted her into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame final yr.

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