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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #1
Posted: 6/11/14 at 5:26pm
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?
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #2
Posted: 6/11/14 at 5:28pm
Updated On: 6/16/14 at 05:28 PM
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #2
Posted: 6/11/14 at 6:22pm
"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
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #3
Posted: 6/11/14 at 9:19pm
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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #4
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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #5
Posted: 6/12/14 at 4:38pm
I think if Jersey Boys does well this might not be to far off.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #8
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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #9
Posted: 6/16/14 at 1:35pm
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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #10
Posted: 6/16/14 at 2:06pm
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
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #11
Posted: 6/16/14 at 2:23pm
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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #12
Posted: 6/16/14 at 3:02pm
They are by different people but they target the same demographic.

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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #13
Posted: 6/16/14 at 4:50pm
"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.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 7:06pm
Even though it isn't based on a stage play, we still have Get On Up (about James Brown) coming out in August...
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #15
Posted: 6/17/14 at 4:23pm
Please no to Taylor Swift! Kelly Clarkson or Lady GaGa, yes.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #16
Posted: 2/18/15 at 1:19pm
Playwright Douglas McGrath did discuss the possibility in a recent interview...
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #17
Posted: 3/19/15 at 6:06pm
Barry & Cynthia just tweeted (though it's probably been deleted by now) that a film adaptation is being setup at Sony with Tom Hanks producing it.
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Posted: 3/19/15 at 6:11pm
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #20
Posted: 3/19/15 at 8:25pm
Can't remember what it was, but didn't they tweet something else recently that they had to delete because they jumped the gun. Anyone remember?
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #21
Posted: 3/19/15 at 8:28pm
^That would be that they approved the casting of both Ben Fankhauser and Becky Gulsvig for the national tour.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #22
Posted: 3/20/15 at 9:21am
HA! Yes, they did. I love leaky creative teams.
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #23
Posted: 3/22/15 at 2:04pm
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #24
Posted: 3/22/15 at 2:09pm
I so want Jessie Mueller to play the role again on film!! I adore her
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Beautiful Film Adaptation? #25
Posted: 3/22/15 at 2:10pm
Alison Pill was rumored to be playing Carole in GIRLS LIKE US before it fell apart. The smartest choice would be to use the actual music and have someone like her star.

Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.

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