Daisy Edgar Jones Can Locomotion!
On Tuesday’s Golden Globes 2023 red carpet, 24-year-old Edgar Jones told E! News that Laverne Cox, who has already learned to play the classic Carole King penned in 1962 on the piano, will be in her next biopic. is preparing to portray the iconic singer-songwriter.
“I’ve learned to play ‘Locomotion’ on the piano, and I’m really into it.” He gave me.”
“tapestry [was the] It’s the first time I’ve got a record, so I’m very honored,” the actor added, referring to 80-year-old King’s famous 1971 album.
in December, variety Edgar Jones, who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in under the flag of heavenwas cast to play King in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical beautiful.
Directed by 2010s Lisa Cholodenko. kids are fine.
“Daisy has a spirit and energy that I recognized as myself when I was younger,” King said. variety statement at the time. “She has tremendous talent and I know she will give a great performance.”
Written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, the project is produced by Tom Hanks, Playtone’s Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake, and is produced by Shelly Condor, Christine Russell, Stephen Sheashian and Mike Bosner. will serve as executive producer.
according to varietyEdgar Jones’ casting comes seven years after Sony acquired the rights to use King’s songs and other material. Beautiful: The Carole King Musicalwhich ran on Broadway for five years.
The Broadway musical, which closed in October 2019, closed with 60 previews and 2,418 scheduled performances during its run. varietyIt featured some of King’s hits, including one from his record-breaking 1971 LP tapestryKing is Mariah Carey (“If It’s Over”), Aretha Franklin (“[You Make Me Feel Like] A Natural Woman”) and more throughout her career.
In 2021, music icon King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Taylor Swift. At the entrance ceremony.
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The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC and Peacock on Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00 PM ET.