Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is to be produced by Sony with Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake as producers. The London production has been nominated for 8 Olivier Awards.
Songwriting legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) two key figures behind the current hit Broadway revue) have confirmed the new.
Hanks has previously produced and directed the similarly 1960s-set music-centric film THAT THING YOU DO! as well as executive produced the feature film adaptation of stage mega-hit MAMMA MIA! Also, Hanks made his Broadway debut in 2013 in Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor In A Play.