|Tsk. Kids today. Metal music. Writing things on the ground in blood.|
Yeah, I guess I won't get political here, but I'm not excited about Roman Polanski directing it (ohhh how plebeian, amiright? - overlook it, he's an artist!) . It'll be filmed in France as he's a fugitive here, but it looks like the play will still be taking place in Brooklyn as per the American adaptation, despite the fact that the original play, Le Dieu du Carnage was French and took place in France as far as I know. But yeah, American audiences and the like.
The play is coming to The Goodman Theatre this season, so I'll see it in a few months, but I haven't yet. Thus, I don't know what Reza is talking about when she says
Did you write a separate screenplay?but she said it, so the beginning
No. He wanted to mainly follow the play, so we decided to change the beginning and to end in a slightly different way, and we were in the process of making some changes in the middle, but mainly the same.
and end are changed and maybe the middle. Ha.
The play, I know, takes place in real time & in one room after two sets of parents meet due to a fight between their children. So we'll see how it does as a film.
In other news
Baz Luhrmann is adapting Strictly Ballroom into a musical.
Strictly Ballroom was big in my house growing up, kind of. My sister was constantly looking for a legit VHS copy of it, as we originally had it recorded off of the tv (I think) and that copy eventually was lost. Once Baz became big in the U.S. with Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom suddenly became very easy to find.
|Smolder! Rawrrr! Make me feel like you disapprove of my life choices with only your eyes!|
Baz's last attempt at Broadway was his rendition of La Boheme which I wanted to see but never did. The show bombed (clearly because I never got to see it and lend my support).
Screen to Stage musical adaptations are ultra hip right now - 9 to 5, Spiderman, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Billy Elliot - but so is the reverse - Mamma Mia!, Hairspray. Anyone else betting that if/when Strictly Ballroom the Musical happens that the musical version will then be made into a summer movie like happened to Hairspray? Movie to Musical to Movie Musical?