Angelina Jolie is making some big steps in the theater field! The Oscar winner is signing a contract as one of the main producers for a highly anticipated production on Broadway,
The 48-year-old actress and filmmaker will helm the production of the upcoming Broadway adaptation foreignerBased on the 1967 S. E. Hinton YA novel and the 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name.
The musical, which originally premiered at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year, is in the works for 2022. It is based on the book by Adam Rapp with music by Jamestown Revival.
Angelina shared in a statement: “I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production. I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute, where I realized that my first love as an artist was (theater). I never found a way back until now. ”
She explains that she found the show in its original West Coast version through one of the daughters she shares with her ex-husband Brad Pitt, and although she doesn’t specify who, it will likely be her two eldest, Zahara, 18, or Shiloh, 17 (as well as Vivienne, 15).
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Angelina added, “I hope that I will be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team that I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at the La Jolla Playhouse. ”
“I can’t begin to explain how excited I am for the Broadway debut of this musical and look forward to sharing this new adaptation foreigner With the world.”
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The music will also be produced by Araca Group, with their statement saying: “We are so thrilled that Angelina has joined us on this journey as lead producer.” foreigner For broadway.
“Her remarkable career as a storyteller makes her an ideal partner for this project. We are extremely grateful for the invaluable insight, experience and commitment Angelina brings to the development of this new musical.”
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The 1983 film was a critical and commercial success upon its release and is now viewed as a cult favorite, and stars future screen icons C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane And a new actor has acted. -Scene Tom Cruise.
The film is considered the first of the so-called Brat Pack films of the 1980s, a broad term in which the same few young stars often appeared in teen films of the era.
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Rob and Emilio were considered the two core members of the group, along with Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Molly Ringwald.
While the term received a mixed reception from its stars, who considered it a means to “pigeon hole” them, films from that era have largely become classics of the genre, including sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s FireAnd pretty in Pinkto name a few.
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