Screenwriter Tom Edge (who scripted the Judy Garland biopic Judy and co-scripted the hit Netflix series The Crown) has recently delivered his latest draft of a dramatized feature film based on A Boy Called Alex, our triple BAFTA-nominated 2008 documentary about a teenage musical prodigy, Alex Stobbs, who suffers from the incurable disease cystic fibrosis. The new feature film, currently in development, will be co-produced with Walker George Films and DNA Films for Film 4.
In other news, Stephen Walker’s book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima is in development with Working Title Films as a major feature film, to be directed by James Bond director Cary Fukunaga.
Meanwhile Stephen has begun work on a new non-fiction book about the dramatic race to put the first human being in space in 1961. The book will be published in spring 2021 by Harper Collins in the US and UK, and in foreign language publications around the world, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the epoch-making moment in history when Yuri Gagarin orbited our planet.