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McCartney's book has film future

Sir Paul McCartney's children's book High In The Clouds is headed for the big screen treatment, with a film version planned.

The former Beatles star will also record songs for the upcoming 3D animated movie, which follows Wirral the squirrel's quest to find a secret animal sanctuary after his home is attacked, reported The Wrap.

The film, which would be directed by Tony Bancroft, has been written by Josh Klausner, who adapted the book Paul wrote with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.

Executive producer David Corbett said: "Sir Paul McCartney is a masterful storyteller whose lyrics and music have captured our imaginations for over half a century.

"I am thrilled to be a part of his latest creative effort and look forward to working with our talented teams in Los Angeles, Amman and Manila to create a film worthy of the McCartney legacy."

High In The Clouds, which was published in 2005, will be released in cinemas in 2015.

Paul previously hinted that the book was originally intended as a film, but turned out as a book once the script and drawings were laid out.

Meanwhile, the 71-year-old musician - who releases his new album New on October 14 - is set to perform an intimate gig for BBC Radio 2. The show would take place at their Maida Vale studios on October 16, as part of the live music series In Concert.

Jeff Smith, head of music at BBC Radio 2 said: "Paul McCartney is a true music legend and we are extremely excited to have him as part of our In Concert line-up. The Radio 2 audience are in for a real treat and I'm sure this will be a concert to remember!"

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