Paul McCartney has teamed up with writer to create a new Netflix movie

music news 12/12/2019

Sir Paul McCartney is adding yet another point to his CV after it has been revealed that he has teamed up with the writer of the film Paddington to work on a new movie for Netflix.

The movie, named High In The Clouds, will feature McCartney as an executive producer, and he will also provide original new songs for the movie, which is based on a children's novel that he wrote with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.

The plot involves an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds. He accidentally antagonises Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.

Gregg Taylor, Netflix Director of Original Animated Films, told Variety that "Bringing the world a new animated film from the heart and mind of the brilliant Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the greatest thrills we’ve experienced at Netflix. We’re beyond grateful to be partnering with Nicolas and the Gaumont team on High in the Clouds and with Tim at the helm, this whimsical story celebrating individuality and the unifying power of music is in great hands."

McCartney added "We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix. They complement what is already an amazing team with Gaumont and we can think of no one better to be working with to bring our film to a global audience. I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it."