Paul McCartney is set to write a musical adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life, which marks the first time the Beatles member will be writing a stage musical.
McCartney will pen the music and collaborate to write lyrics with screenwriter and playwright Lee Hall. McCartney is already almost done all of the songs for the It’s a Wonderful Life musical, which will be ready for the stage in late 2020. Additionally, Hall will be writing an accompanying book.
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“Like many of these things this all started with an email,” McCartney explains in a statement. “Bill had asked if it was something I might be up for. Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a universal story we can all relate to.”
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