The legendary musician and former Beatles member, Paul McCartney, announced Thursday that he will write the music and lyrics for an upcoming stage adaptation of the 1946 beloved film, It's A Wonderful Life!
Bill Kenwright has partnered with McCartney to produce the show upon requiring rights to the film three years ago. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Beatles icon worked on the music in the United Kingdom and New York City, between promotional efforts for his 2018 album Egypt Station.
"Like many of these things this all started with an email,” McCartney said 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.”
The production will debut sometime in 2020. Further details to be announced.