Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake will produce a film adaptation of the musical about the early life and career of singer/songwriter Carole King. Sony Pictures and Playtone are the production companies behind the musical. The motion picture company will have the rights to King's songbook as well as those of her collaborators Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.
The press notes state: "Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation."