Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood star in Thelma & Louise musical.
The duo are ready to move on in the Broadway production based on the Oscar-winning 1991 film.
Amanda Seyfried realizes her dream of being on the Great White Way.
The Dropout Emmy winner caused a stir after it was revealed she couldn’t attend the Golden Globes (where she also won Best Actress) because she was “deep in the development of a new musical.” IndieWire can now confirm that the production is a musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Thelma & Louise.
Variety reported that Evan Rachel Wood is also being considered for joining the musical, but no official casting announcement has been made yet.
Thelma & Louise starred Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as two friends who break out of their domestic routine and embark on a law-breaking road trip. Brad Pitt made his screen debut with the film, which garnered screenwriter Callie Khouri an Oscar. Khouri has also been confirmed to be involved with the musical adaptation, with singer-songwriter Neko Case creating the score and Dear Edward musician Haley Feiffer writing the book. Six Degrees of Separation director Trip Cullman has previously been announced to helm the musical in 2021.
Lead star Seyfried confirmed in an Instagram video that she’s working on “something magical and musical” in New York. She continued, “So I can finally do something I’ve never really done before. That’s all I can really say about it. Hopefully more soon. But it’s a lot of work.”
Seyfried previously starred in the musical films Mamma Mia!, Mamma Mia 2, and Les Misérables. She told Backstage in 2022 that she auditioned for the role of Glinda in Jon M. Chu’s theatrical adaptation of Wicked, but ultimately lost the role to singer Ariana Grande.
“I think it also taught me how far I’ve come as a singer, which I was dying to prove,” Seyfried said. “Because since ‘Les Mis’ I thought I had to get better. I have to do better. So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I’m finally prepared.”
Meanwhile, rumored Thelma & Louise co-star Wood showcased her singing skills in Across the Universe and Frozen 2, where she voiced Elsa and Anna’s mother. Wood also played Madonna in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
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