Daisy Edgar-Jones essaying the role Carole King for the movie ‘Beautiful’

Daisy Edgar-Jones essaying the role Carole King for the movie ‘Beautiful’

Updated on December 17, 2022 02:16 AM by Anna P

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From Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy Edgar-Jones is transitioning to singing as Carole King.

The 24-year-old actress will play King in a future Sony movie based on the Broadway show Beautiful, Variety announced on Thursday. Lisa Cholodenko, who directed The Kids Are All Right in 2010, will be in charge of directing it.

According to King, "Daisy has a spirit and vitality that I identified as myself when I was younger." She is really talented, and I am confident in her ability to provide an outstanding performance.

Along with executive producers Sherry Kondor, Christine Russell, Steven Shareshian, and Mike Bosner, the movie will be produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman of Playtone, and Paul Blake. The script was written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.

Variety reports that King's songs and other content from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which ran on Broadway for five years, were licensed to Sony seven years prior to Edgar-Jones' appointment.

Additionally, it comes after Edgar-Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Under the Banner of Heaven.

Variety reports that the Broadway production, which ended its run in October 2019, featured 60 previews and 2,418 regular performances. It included a number of King's singles, including songs from her ground-breaking 1971 album Tapestry. Throughout her career, King has penned top songs for several performers, including Mariah Carey ("If It's Over"), Aretha Franklin ("[You Make Me Feel Like] A Natural Woman"), and others.

Last year, Taylor Swift performed a cover of her timeless song "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of the musical legend.

During that period, Swift recalled, "I grew up dancing around the living room in socked feet to the sounds of Carole's soulful voice, her addictive melodies, and lyrics that, to me as a 7-year-old, seemed to have been written for my exact, specific life experience." "I still get that same touch of recognition when I listen to Carole's songs now."

She continued, "Her songs relate to the sincere and honest sensations that everyone has experienced, is experiencing, or aspires to experience in the future. Therefore, it is only fitting that they be passed down from parents to children, elder siblings to younger siblings, and lovers to one another like priceless relics.

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