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    Disney+ is set to make a film adaptation of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ musical Once On This Island, which initially premiered on Broadway in 1991 (where it lost the Tony for Best Musical to The Will Rogers Follies) and was revived on Broadway in 2017 and won the 2018 Tony for Best Revival Of A Musical. No casting has been announced yet, but the creative team includes Jocelyn Bioh as the screenwriter, two-time Oscar nominee Marc Platt as the producer and Wanuri Kahiu as the director. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-tackling-adaptation-broadway-musical-once-island-1305121

    Thoughts? And for those who’ve seen the musical, any casting ideas you’d like to see?

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    A pleasant surprise. I wish they were doing it in animation, I feel like it could’ve really popped that way.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing some of the actors of the recent revival reprising their roles (Lea Salonga’s already worked with Disney before). Although I hope they don’t bring Alex Newell in. Wasn’t a fan of his, especially hearing about his bad behavior during the production.

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    I’ve never seen the stage musical, but I am very familiar with the score. Though it’s really cool to see more of the stage works of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty get the cinematic treatment. I’d still love to see their Ragtime musical adapted for the big screen.

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    jordan fisher and zendaya come to mind off the bat.

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