VIDEO: Beanie Feldstein Talks Starring in MERRILY Film Alongside BFF Ben Platt
Feldstein and Platt, real life best friends, have wanted to work together for years, Feldstein says, after they starred in productions together in high school.
She says being cast in this film is "out of our wildest dreams."
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The play takes place over the course of 20 years, and Linklater will stay true to that timeline for his film.
Merrily We Roll Along follows Franklin Shepard, a talented Broadway composer who abandons his theater career in New York and all his friends in order to produce movies in Los Angeles. Like the play, the musical begins at the height of his Hollywood fame and moves backwards in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank's life that shaped the man he is today.
Tony-winner Platt will play Charley Kringas, while Feldstein will portray theatre critic Mary Flynn. Blake Jenner will play Frank Shepard.
The film is being shot in reverse chronological order, as the play and musical end when the characters are in their mid-20s and just embarking on their entertainment careers.
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