When he’s not playing Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons likes to pick out interesting projects. That’s included Broadway stints in revivals of The Normal Heart and Harvey, as well as appearing in films such as Home and Hidden Figures.
Now he’s planning to let out his inner drag queen, according to Variety. Parsons is set to star in and produce a movie version of Matthew Lopez’s play, The Legend of Georgia McBride. He will ‘play the role of Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who coaches a broke young man in the art of performing, transforming him from a washed-up Elvis impersonator to a show-stopping drag queen.’
So far it hasn’t been announced who will play Casey, the young man who needs to channel his inner drag queen.
Lopez’s play premiered in 2014 in Denver, and has also had successful runs in both NYC and LA (and even managed to get a great treview in the New York Times, which described it as ‘stitch-in-your-side funny’). New Regency and Fox 2000 have snapped up the feature film rights, with Parson producing through his That’s Wonderful Productions company.