COME FROM AWAY's Creators Discuss Details of Upcoming Film Adaptation
The film will be shot in Gander, and will feature the town's people.
Come From Away is on top of the world right now, with four companies currently playing on Broadway, in London and Toronto, and touring across North America. In addition, an Australian company is coming later this year, and a film adaptation is in the works.
The pair is planning to film in Gander, the small town in which the show takes place. They said that they will, of course, have to use special effects to create "what 38 planes and 7,000 people in a town of 10,000 people will look like on screen." But in addition, Hein said, they want "the film crew, actors and staff being invited in people's homes, just as it was in the story."
Sankoff said that she does not want the film to star big Hollywood names.
"We don't want the audience to be taken out of the moment," she said. "We want it to be regular people."
"The real dream cast will be the people of Gander, who I hope will be extras," Hein said.
No date has been set for the film yet, but a production company has said that they want to begin filming "as soon as possible."
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