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Sony’s Turning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Into a Movie

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Carole King performs on the Today show on November 22, 2011. Photo: Michael Loccisano/2011 Getty Images

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Sunday announced it’s going to make a movie version of Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the New York Times reports. The cast hasn’t been announced yet, but Tom Hanks will be involved as a producer, along with Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake. Douglas McGrath, the scribe who penned the book for the stage production, will reportedly flesh out King’s life story for the big screen. Sony’s obtained the rights to King’s songs and life, so the jukebox musical will feature such hits as “The Locomotion,” “So Far Away,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” In other words, get ready to shell out some dough for this inevitable gem of a soundtrack.

Sony to Make The Carole King Musical a Movie