Where The Crawdads Sing star Daisy Edgar-Jones will next star in the upcoming film adaptation of the stage musical “Beautiful,” which is being produced by Sony. This is a package that is as high-profile as it is pedigreed. In the film, Edgar-Jones play the role of Carole King, an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active since 1958.
The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Lisa Cholodenko from a screenplay by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, both recently finished their own draught of the script for Beautiful, which is in the early stages of production. Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce the film alongside Paul Blake, who previously produced the stage show. Executive producers will include Sherry Kondor, Christine Russell, Steven Shareshian, and Mike Bosner.
“Daisy has a spirit and energy that I recognized as myself when I was younger,” Carole King told Variety. ” She’s a tremendous talent and I know she’s going to give a great performance.” Sony acquired life rights and song rights from King and other show performers more than seven years ago. Jessie Mueller’s Tony-winning performance in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” ran on Broadway for five years. “Beautiful” concluded in October 2019 after 60 previews and 2,418 regular performances.
Edgar-Jones is best known for her role in Hulu’s ‘Normal People.’ She also starred in the Sundance comedy thriller ‘Fresh‘ alongside Sebastian Stan. Most recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for best-supporting actress in FX’s ‘Under the Banner of Heaven.’