Gwyneth Paltrow at Work on Musical Based on The Go-Go's
According to the Hollywood Reporter, actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to collaborate with producers Donovan Leitch and Rick Ferrari on a theatrical production based on The Go-Go's, the all-female rock band whose early 80s hits include "We Got the Beat" and "Vacation."
Founded in ’78, The Go-Go’s hit the mainstream in 1981 with the double-platinum album Beauty And The Beat, which was releases hot on the heels of their debut U.S. single “Our Lips Are Sealed.” And, like any truly classic rock band, their enduring hits including “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels” and “Turn To You” live on in countless compilations and movie soundtracks. The Go-Go’s rekindled their legacy in 1990 when they reunited for a charity show and in ’94 contributed three new songs and extensive liner notes for the career-retrospective “Return To The Valley of The Go-Go’s.” In 2000, their raucous and rocky off-stage history was unflinchingly presented on VH-1s Behind The Music series with an accompanying greatest hits collection. On the strength of the VH-1 special, God Bless The Go-Go’s, an all-new collection of songs was released in 2001 backed by a triumphant tour.
The musical would follow the lives of the members of the Go-Go's - Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine and Gina Schock - and would feature their music.
No deals have officially been confirmed; stay tuned for details when they become available!