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BWW TV Exclusive: Rob Marshall Confirms He's 'Looking Into' a Film Adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES!


On the red carpet for LIVING ON LOVE's opening night on Broadway, Rob Marshall (whose Tony-winning sister, Kathleen Marshall, directs the production) confirms a film adaptation of FOLLIES could be on the horizon.

Marshall, just coming off of Disney's INTO THE WOODS, told BroadwayWorld exclusively that he and his creative cohorts are "looking into" bringing the musical to the big screen. He said. "[We all] love that piece. As we're exploring what's next, that's something definitely on our list."

Check out what else he had to say on the possibility below!

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman, FOLLIES tells the story of the former showgirls of the Ziegfeld Follies, amidst a wealth of well-known songs, including Losing My Mind, Broadway Baby and I'm Still Here. The musical was voted in the Top Ten of BBC Radio 2's The Nation's Number One Essential Musical.

Marshall's films have been honored with a total of twenty-three Academy Award nominations - winning nine, including Best Picture. His most recent film is the Sondheim musical Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep, which opens December 2014. His directorial efforts include the Academy Award-winning films Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha. For his work on Chicago, winner of six Oscars including Best Picture, Marshall received the Directors Guild Award, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, the National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Online Award, both for best directorial debut, as well as the American Choreography Award. His epic film Memoirs of a Geisha was the winner of three Oscars, three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe. Marshall's film version of the musical Nine was nominated for four Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, ten Critics' Choice Awards, and a SAG Award for best cast. His film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was one of the highest grossing films of all time.

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