Paul McCartney to write musical adaptation of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The musical will be ready for the stage in late 2020

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.

“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.”
Lead photo courtesy of Jimmy Baikovicius.