Fiddler On The Roof is shifting from Broadway to the massive display screen. MGM is gearing as much as produce a brand new film adaptation of the hit musical, with Thomas Kail set to direct. Kail is called the director of Hamilton, which is lastly getting launched on Disney+ in July. Kail will likely be working from a script penned by Steven Levenson.
Thomas Kail and Steven Levenson have labored collectively up to now on FX’s Fosse/Verdon. There is no such thing as a phrase on casting presently, neither is it clear how quickly the studio intends to start filming. Although that’s largely depending on when productions will be capable to safely resume normally. MGM Movie Group Chairman Michael De Luca had this to say about it in a press release.
“MGM’s almost centuries-long legacy of nice movie musicals continues with the nice Tommy Kail’s new characteristic adaptation of one in all Broadway’s most enduring classics. Together with the formidable workforce of Dan, Aaron, and Steven, we’re thrilled they’ve come aboard to steward one of many nice musicals to the massive display screen. Added MGM Movie Group President Pam Abdy: “All of us at MGM stay up for sharing this timeless cultural milestone with moviegoing audiences of each technology.”
Due to his success on Broadway with Hamilton and Within the Heights, Thomas Kail has turn into in-demand in Hollywood. Fiddler On The Roof initially launched in 1964 and gained 9 Tony Awards. The unique stage present was written by Joseph Stein and options music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Kail had this to say in a press release.
“It has been a life-long dream of mine to direct Fiddler, although I at all times imagined I might do it on stage. I’m overjoyed to have the chance to make a brand new movie model of my favourite present with Mike DeLuca at MGM, the place so many transcendent musical films have been made. I am proud to companion with Dan Jinks, Aaron Harnick and my nice pal, Steven Levenson, to honor this work that has profoundly impressed me and thousands and thousands of others.”
Because it was first produced in 1964, Fiddler On The Roof has been revived 5 occasions on Broadway. The story facilities on a Jewish household in 1905 Anatevka. The musical was tailored right into a film beforehand in 1971. That model was directed by Norman Jewison and went on to win three Oscars whereas additionally incomes a Finest Image nomination. Steven Levenson had this to say.
“Fiddler On The Roof was the primary piece of theater I noticed, on the age of 5. In the present day, greater than fifty years after it modified the face of Broadway eternally, the story of Tevye and his beloved village of Anatevka feels extra well timed than ever. I’m past grateful to Mike DeLuca and MGM, Dan Jinks, and Aaron Harnick for the chance to inform this unforgettable story of resilience and hope within the face of hopelessness, and I’m delighted to be collaborating once more with the inimitable Tommy Kail.”
It appears ever since La La Land grew to become a breakout hit in 2016 that musicals have been in vogue once more. A film adaptation of Within the Heights had been scheduled for launch this summer time, however has been pushed to subsequent summer time. We’ll be sure you maintain you posted as additional particulars are made accessible. This information was beforehand reported by Deadline.