Fol­lies on film

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Fol­lies, the mu­si­cal by stephen sond­heim and James Gold­man about Broad­way show­girls and their beaux — and what be­came of them 30 years later — is be­ing turned into a big-screen film. Do­minic Cooke, who di­rected a sen­sa­tional ver­sion at the Na­tional Theatre, has started to adapt the show. But Rosie Ali­son, who’s pro­duc­ing with David Hey­man (at Hey­day Films) and Rose Gar­nett (head of BBC Films), stressed the movie’s not based on the NT pro­duc­tion. ‘We’re go­ing to trans­late it for the cin­ema,’ she said, not­ing that she and her col­leagues hope Cooke can start film­ing in 2021. There are sev­eral plum roles and Ms Ali­son said they will be look­ing for ‘spe­cial tal­ents’ from the U.s. and UK. i men­tioned that Meryl streep once ex­pressed in­ter­est in be­ing in a Fol­lies film. Ali­son said she hadn’t heard that but made it clear that they would be go­ing af­ter top ac­tors. ‘We want all the stars to align to make this a mem­o­rable film,’ she said.

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