Beautiful Film Adaptation?

BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/11/14 at 05:26pm
I saw Beautiful for a second time last week and thought it screamed to be adapted into a film. Biopics of musicians have been successful in the past. If this ever were to happen, I would love for Jessie to reprise her role as Carole. Any thoughts?
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/11/14 at 05:28pm
Updated On: 6/16/14 at 05:28 PM
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/11/14 at 06:22pm
"I saw Beautiful for a second time last week and thought it screamed to be adapted into a film. Biopics of musicians have been successful in the past. If this ever were to happen, I would love for Jessie to reprise her role as Carole. Any thoughts?"

I would so love to see that! And how about this, directed by Ron Howard?

Updated On: 6/11/14 at 06:22 PM
BobNC
Stand-by
joined:6/30/13
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/11/14 at 09:19pm
John Sayles is supposedly still attached to writing screenplay for "Girls Like Us" another Carole King feature. I'd rather see "Beautiful" make it to the screen first.
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/12/14 at 11:47am
I haven't heard much about Girls Like Us in recent years so I assumed it has fallen into development hell. I think they can fill the supporting roles with some great celebrities too.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/12/14 at 04:38pm
I think if Jersey Boys does well this might not be to far off.
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 12:58pm
The Jersey Boys movie is predicted to be a flop at the box office so unless it rakes in the cash with ancillary revenue streams I wouldn't hold my breath for Beautiful - the Movie.
....but the world goes 'round
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 01:35pm
The issue with Biopic movies in general is they often have a very niche audience. When looking at Biopics based on musicians they rarely breakout and turn a profit. They are often made at prestige movies for award season. The highest grossing music biopic is Walk the Line which make $120 million, and then their is a huge drop off with Ray making 75Million, then Coal Miner's Daughter (which is probably one of the most profitable considering it was made in 1980) made 67million, and then La Bamba with 54million and Amadeus with 51million.
If anything I think the musical would be better suited as a TV movie on HBO rather than a Hollywood feature film.
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 02:06pm
I don't think it's really fair to decide whether a Beautiful film should happen or not based off the (possible) success of Jersey Boys because they're not even by the same people.

I think it should really be all up for producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner to decide whether or not they'd have interest in making a movie, at least if someone in Hollywood is interested in this property...

Updated On: 6/16/14 at 02:06 PM
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 02:23pm
It's not really up to those producers. It's up to someone who wants to buy the property and spend the cash to make it. Maybe if Taylor swift is available they could get this made.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:02pm
They are by different people but they target the same demographic.

....but the world goes 'round
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:50pm
"I don't think it's really fair to decide whether a Beautiful film should happen or not based off the (possible) success of Jersey Boys because they're not even by the same people."

Fair? We're talking about whether a movie gets made.
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:06pm
Even though it isn't based on a stage play, we still have Get On Up (about James Brown) coming out in August...
BobNC
Stand-by
joined:6/30/13
Beautiful Film Adaptation?
Posted: 6/17/14 at 04:23pm
Please no to Taylor Swift! Kelly Clarkson or Lady GaGa, yes.

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