Oliver Stone Wants to Film Tony Award Nominated Musical “Memphis”
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The New York Times reported that Justin Timberlake –who’s from Memphis, Tennessee– wants to make a film version of the Tony Award® nominated Broadway musical “Memphis,” starring singer/actress Montego Glover. Legendary director Oliver Stone has also shown interest in turning the musical into a film.
For those who aren’t into musicals, you’ll be surprised to know that Broadway is getting “souled” up lately, with such successes as “Fela!” and a revival of August Wilson’s “Fences,” starring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.[picappgallerysingle id=”7123606″]
Timberlake is said to be interested in the lead role, but a leading lady hasn’t yet been discussed.In true Stage/Book/Television-to-Film style, they may just go the usual route and cast someone who isn’t necessarily an actress or a stage singer. (It won’t be the first time.)[picappgallerysingle id=”8813435″]
Or, Oliver Stone may decide to “keep it real” and cast someone with a stage background to bring the miscegenation storyline to life.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRnLjk4avk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
Who Would You Cast?