Daisy Edgar-Jones is set to star in Sony’s upcoming film adaptation of the stage musical ‘Beautiful.’

Edgar-Jones will play the role of American singer-songwriter Carole King, on which the broadway musical is based.

The stage musical is a jukebox musical with a book by Douglas McGrath that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others.

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Lisa Cholodenko will direct. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone will produce the film with Paul Blake, who also produced the stage show. Sherry Kondor, Christine Russell, Steven Shareshian, and Mike Bosner will serve as executive producers.

The stage show ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ ran on Broadway for five years and earned a Tony Award for Jessie Mueller’s lead performance. By the time the production closed in October 2019, “Beautiful” had played 60 previews and 2,418 regular performances. The musical features many of King’s greatest hits, such as “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got a Friend.”

Edgar-Jones made her breakthrough in the BBC’s romantic drama ‘Normal People’ and later starred opposite Sebastian Stan in the Sundance comedic thriller ‘Fresh.’