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    Jeffrey Kare
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    Just as the 2017 Tony winner for Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently being adapted into a feature film, the Best Play winner of that year, Oslo, is set to be adapted into a television movie at HBO. The original playwright, J.T. Rogers, is writing the adaptation while Bartlett Sher is set to repeat his directorial duties from the Broadway production. Among the producers are Marc Platt and Steven Spielberg. Andrew Scott & Ruth Wilson are both leading the cast.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ruth-Wilson-Andrew-Scott-Will-Lead-Film-Adaptation-of-OSLO-20201109

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    vinny
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    this should be amazing

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    While no exact premiere date has been revealed yet, the movie is set to debut on HBO Max sometime next month.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/OSLO-Film-Led-By-Ruth-Wilson-Andrew-Scott-Will-Premiere-in-May-on-HBO-Max-20210422

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    Premiere date = May 29

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    This completely snuck up on me!

    I really liked this when I saw it on Broadway with Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle so I’m very eager to see these two tackle the roles.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    I agree with everyone this looks great, I think this is safe to win television movie, and depending on the overall performances Wilson & Scott could definitely contend for acting nominations.

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    I’m curious to see it. I saw the play on Broadway and if I remember correctly the two main characters were the least interesting in play. But it was years ago so my memory might be wrong.

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    We now have an official trailer for the film.

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    Especially now based on that trailer, I really hope that Jeff Wilbusch, the reigning Satellite Award winner from an Emmy winning program here in a Tony winning role, can get added to the predictions center.

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    Just got the screener, which is unfinished!  The networks seem to be cutting it close these days.  Embargo lifts next Friday.

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    First reviews are in. Positive from Hollywood Reporter:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-reviews/oslo-1234957262/

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    At just 7 reviews from professional critics so far, Oslo currently sits at a favorable 71% critical rating.
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/oslo_2021

    As I mentioned in my In the Heights thread, I’m not someone who lets his interest in a certain movie live or die by Rotten Tomatoes. The most that website really does is let people know what to expect from the film whether they end up seeing it or not.

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    57 with 5 reviews on Metacritic. Not good at all. Reception is all over the place, from being “engrossing, unfailingly lucid” and “sobering” to complaints about the content working better on stage, the perspective being too Western-centric, and the worst possible timing for a film that explores the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and “peace talks.” This might negatively affect its future Emmy prospects, but in its favor, the field is slight, and it’s HBO big campaign machine behind it. Oh well. I’ll still watch this based on premise and pedigree.

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    Synopsis: Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, Oslo is based on a true story of negotiations between implacable enemies that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

    Starring Golden Globe-winner Ruth Wilson (HBO’s His Dark Materials, Mrs. Wilson) as Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister, and Emmy-nominee Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Black Mirror) as Terje Rød-Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist and Mona’s husband, the film details the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple.

    Rounding out the cast are Salim Daw (Fauda) as Ahmed Qurie, Finance Minister of the PLO; Waleed Zuaiter (The Spy, Ramy) as Hassan Asfour, Qurie’s associate & PLO liaison; Jeff Wilbusch (Unorthodox) as Uri Savir, Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Igal Naor (Fauda) as Joel Singer, legal adviser to the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Dov Glickman (Shtisel, Stockholm) as Yair Hirschfeld, Israeli professor of economics; Rotem Keinan (Fauda) as Ron Pundak, Hirschfeld’s associate and fellow Israeli professor; Itzik Cohen (Fauda) as Yossi Beilin, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister; Tobias Zilliacus (Thicker Than Water) as Jan Egeland, Norwegian State Secretary; Sasson Gabay (Sirens, Stockholm) as Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of the State of Israel.

    The film is written by Tony-winning writer of the stage play J.T. Rogers and directed by Bartlett Sher (Tony winner for South Pacific). Executive producers include Marc Platt (La La Land), Kristie Macosko Krieger (Bridge of Spies), and Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan). DreamWorks Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, and Bold Films produce.

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