February 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm #1203333094
Neil Meron, who has a long history with producing musicals on the big screen with 2002’s Chicago and 2007’s Hairspray, on the small screen with the TV series Smash and all of NBC’s recent live musical productions, and on Broadway with Tony-winning revivals of Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, has boarded Netflix’s previously announced film adaptation of 13.
https://variety.com/2020/legit/news/neil-meron-13-musical-netflix-1203495300/February 7, 2020 at 8:39 pm #1203334421
The recent flop film adaptation of Cats has just received 9 Razzie Award nominations (including Worst Picture of the Year).
https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/razzie-awards-2020-nominations/?fbclid=IwAR2ggtTc9jRQ6gDek0IGm2R4G-4LKXh2ady9iSErEYOrfeEI4DbQypeLNd8February 8, 2020 at 7:48 am #1203334797
In addition to producing the new film adaptation of Cinderella starring Camila Cabello, James Corden will now have an onscreen role as well, playing one of the mice turned footmen alongside fellow comedian and Broadway alum John Mulaney. https://deadline.com/2020/02/cinderella-missy-elliott-minnie-driver-john-mulaney-james-corden-join-camila-cabello-movie-1202854457/February 8, 2020 at 1:41 pm #1203335140
Several women who voice international versions of Elsa will join Idina Menzel in performing “Into The Unknown” on the Oscars tomorrow, including a fellow Elphaba, Willemijn Verkaik, who also serves as the German voice of Elsa. http://www.playbill.com/article/willemijn-verkaik-will-join-fellow-elphaba-and-elsa-idina-menzel-during-oscars-performance-of-into-the-unknownFebruary 11, 2020 at 6:54 am #1203342767
Lin-Manuel Miranda has just confirmed that he has written an original song for the end credits of the upcoming film adaptation of In the Heights. Maybe he’ll have another shot of completing his EGOT next year.
https://www.hypable.com/in-the-heights-movie-new-song-lin-manuel-miranda/February 11, 2020 at 8:05 am #1203342850
Tony winner Rachel Chavkin is the latest theatre director who’ll be given the chance to direct a feature film. It’ll be Shrew’s Nest, which is a remake of a 2014 psychological thriller from Spain.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rachel-Chavkin-to-Make-Feature-Film-Directorial-Debut-with-SHREWS-NEST-Remake-20200210February 11, 2020 at 8:11 am #1203342859
Dee Rees has signed on to direct a new film adaptation of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess.
https://deadline.com/2020/02/dee-rees-porgy-and-bess-movie-mgm-write-direct-george-gershwin-irwin-winkler-charles-winkler-1202856567/February 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203343488
Zachary Levi will star in the musical comedy Undercover. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/zachary-levi-cole-sprouse-musical-undercover-1203500832/February 12, 2020 at 8:05 am #1203344205
Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to make her directorial debut with The Lost Daughter.
https://theplaylist.net/maggie-gyllenhaal-lost-daughter-colman-johnson-20200212/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitterFebruary 12, 2020 at 10:44 am #1203344334
Fresh off of her two Oscar nominations for Harriet, Cynthia Erivo is now set to star in a film adaptation of the hit science fiction-thriller podcast, Carrier.
https://deadline.com/2020/02/harriet-cynthia-erivo-lead-cast-qcode-sci-fi-thriller-carrier-amblin-1202858215/February 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm #1203345959
The Glorias, which is a new film directed by Julie Taymor that recently debuted at Sundance, has been acquired by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions for a release date this fall.
https://deadline.com/2020/02/the-glorias-release-date-gloria-steinem-movie-ld-entertainment-roadside-attractions-1202859672/February 15, 2020 at 7:12 am #1203347592February 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm #1203349871
Two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden is the latest theatre director who’ll be given the chance to direct a feature film. It’ll be The Book of Ruth, which will star Ruth Wilson and Matt Bomer.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ruth-Wilson-Matt-Bomer-To-Star-In-AIDS-Activism-Drama-From-Director-Michael-Arden-20200217February 18, 2020 at 11:03 am #1203350979
Playwright Martin McDonagh is set to re-team with actors Colin Farrell and Brendon Gleeson for his next feature film as director, Banshees Of Inisheer.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Martin-McDonagh-Re-Teams-with-Colin-Farrell-Brendan-Gleeson-for-New-Film-20200218February 18, 2020 at 4:51 pm #1203351201
Krytsta Rodriguez will be playing Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, Halston.
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