The famous actress Amanda Seyfriedrecently awarded a Golden Globe for her lead role in the miniseries The abandonmentwill star opposite fellow Evan Rachel Wood in a Broadway musical based on the classic 1991 comedy-drama Thelma and Luisawhich will be adapted by the film’s own screenwriter, Academy Award winner Callie Khouri.
As reported by the specialized site Indie wireWhat were until recently speculations were strengthened when Seyfried uploaded a video to his Instagram account after remotely receiving the said award, as he was not in Beverly Hills, where the ceremony took place, but in New york, working on “something that is magical and musical”.
“I’m finally going to do something I’ve never really done. That’s all I can say. I hope to be able to provide more details soon. But it’s a lot of work,” said the performer also of the well-remembered young comedy bad Girls (2004) – his first film role – and the highly acclaimed Mank (2020) in the publication.
Seyfried had already demonstrated his singing skills in musical films such as Oh mama! (2008) and its 2018 sequel as well as in The Miserables (2012), and sought to resume that path for the film adaptation of the work evil -scheduled to premiere at Christmas 2024-, though ultimately the role she aspired to was left in the hands of pop artist Ariana Grande.
“I think it’s shown me how far I’ve come as a singer so far, it’s something I really wanted to prove myself. Since The Miserables that I felt the need to improve, so whatever happens for me in terms of musicals, I feel prepared,” the actress said last year in dialogue with the platform Behind the scenes.
Evan Rachel Wood, her partner
For his part, Evan Rachel Wood, also awarded for his work in the television format for the science fiction series Western worldhas a background in musical films, as in Through the universe (2007), frozen 2 (2019), where she voiced the mother of sisters Elsa and Anna; Y Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022), a film about the multifaceted American comedian of the title, in which she played the popular singer Madonna.
Thelma and Luisadirected by the English Ridley Scott, has become a classic of the genre known as a “road movie”, with Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in the role of the title duo, two friends who, during a weekend in the mountains, decide to embark on a journey full of adventures and even some crime sequences.
The film, which made Brad Pitt famous in his acting debut, became a box office and critical success, garnering six Hollywood Academy Awards nominations, catching Khouri for Best Original Screenplay.
Now, also screenwriter of the successful series Nashville and the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect (2021) will have the task of bringing his famous story to the table, with the direction of Trip Cullman and the collaboration of the musician Neko Case in charge of the soundtrack and the librettist Haley Feiffer.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.