Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley is planning to bring May We All to the big screen.
The May We All project was first announced as a musical in the fall of 2019. It had plans to premiere a theatrical stage show in Nashville this year. However, that timetable has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now it seems like work is underway again with a “developmental production” at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis set for later in 2021.
The musical and soon-to-be film shares the same name as the 2016 Florida Georgia Line track featuring Tim McGraw. Have a listen below:
Brian Kelley Announces Director for Movie
The film is being under development by Kelley’s CuzBro Productions alongside partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell, Lively McCabe Entertainment, and BMG. Meanwhile, Andy Fickman is officially going to be directing the movie. He’s the man behind She’s the Man, You Again, and the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait.
Kelley said in a statement that he and his partners are excited about welcoming Fickman aboard.
“My partners and I are really excited to welcome Andy [Fickman] to the May We All fam!” Kelley says. “Not only do we connect on a country music-lovin’ level, but I admire his work as a director and truly believe he’ll bring the heart of our script to life. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait for everyone to finally be able to enjoy May We All – from the stage to the big screen.”
The director has the experience Kelley is looking for, having worked on multiple musicals including a stage adaptation of Heathers. He says he can’t wait to work on this film.
“Growing up in Texas, loving country music, and being a massive Florida Georgia Line fan, it is a dream come true to be joining the May We All creative team,” Fickman shares. “The script uses powerful, heartwarming songs from some of country music’s most celebrated artists to examine the complexities of how our hometowns shape and mold our hopes and aspirations. I can’t wait for the world to join us on this uplifting, musical journey.”
Film Features Music from FGL, Other Country Stars
May We All will feature two original songs by Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. In addition, it will also showcase tons of iconic country music classics from the biggest stars in the industry such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Shania Twain, and many more.
The film follows country singer Jenna Coates who returns back to her small hometown after pursuing a career in Nashville. According to a press release, it’s “a story of disappearing small-town America as seen through the hopeful eyes of its youth.” You can view the lyrics of “May We All” here.