(Reuters) – Paul McCartney is including any other string to his bow – writing his first musical.
FILE PHOTO: British musician Paul McCartney plays all the way through the “One on One” excursion live performance in Porto Alegre, Brazil October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Diego Vara
The previous Beatle, an 18-time Grammy award winner, is within the ultimate levels of finishing songs for a level adaptation of the cherished 1946 film “It’s a Superb Lifestyles,” with the purpose of launching it in past due 2020, the musician’s representatives mentioned on Wednesday.
McCartney is writing the tune and dealing at the lyrics with Britain’s Lee Corridor, the screenwriter of “Billy Elliot” and the Elton John biopic “Rocketman.” British theater and picture manufacturer Invoice Kenwright, who secured the rights, will produce the display.
“It’s a Superb Lifestyles,” directed by way of Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart as a person down on his good fortune who’s stored by way of a mother or father angel, has turn out to be one among Hollywood’s perfect beloved Christmas motion pictures.
“Writing a musical isn’t one thing that had ever in reality appealed to me however Invoice and I met up with Lee Corridor and had a talk and I discovered myself considering this may well be attention-grabbing and a laugh,” McCartney mentioned in a observation.
“‘It’s A Superb Lifestyles’ is a common tale we will all relate to,” he added.
McCartney, 77, who wrapped up the U.S. leg of his newest excursion closing weekend, has already written about seven songs for the musical.
“The songs take you someplace you don’t be expecting to head. They sound easy – however its misleading,” Kenwright mentioned.
McCartney’s partnership with fellow Beatle John Lennon in Liverpool within the 1960s produced most of the best-known and maximum enduring songs in pop tune.
Because the Beatles broke up in 1970, McCartney has launched greater than 25 studio albums, together with 5 of unique classical tune.
Reporting by way of Jill Serjeant; Modifying by way of Richard Chang