Daisy Edgar-Jones exits film adaptation of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Daisy Edgar Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones will no longer take on the title role in a film adaptation of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

In 2022 it was revealed that the hit stage show would be brought to the screen by director Lisa Cholodenko.

However the Normal People star has now announced the project is no longer moving forward.

She said: “That’s no longer happening. I love Carole and I love that story, but it was a year ago that they decided [to no longer pursue it]. I did learn a lot of piano.

“I think it’s a gorgeous story, and the script probably needs a little more time in the oven.”

Announcing the movie two years ago now, Carol King originally said: “Daisy has a spirit and energy that I recognized as myself when I was younger. She’s a tremendous talent and I know she’s going to give a great performance.”

Based on the story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from singer/songwriter to chart-topping music legend, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is written by Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg were to co-write the script for the movie adaptation.

Future plans about the project are now to be confirmed.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical first debuted in San Francisco in 2013 ahead of a Broadway bow in 2014 where it ran for over 2,400 performances before closing in 2019.

The production opened in London’s West end in 2015, running to 2017 at the Aldwych Theatre. The show most recently embarked on a third UK tour.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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