FUN HOME Film Adaptation

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#1
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:33pm
Super excited to see this musical get more recognition! https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jake-Gyllenhaal-To-Produce-And-Star-In-FUN-HOME-Film-Adaptation-20200102
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#2
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:34pm
Wowsa!
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#3
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:38pm
Wow.
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#4
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:39pm
Wowza, indeed!
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#5
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:39pm
Say what, now?

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#6
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:46pm
SUPER excited for this, but also super hesitant. Wonder how they’re gonna treat a lot of the stuff like Allison’s narration and Edges of the World, how they’re gonna play out. I’m not sure how well those things could play on film.
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#7
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:47pm

By the time this starts shooting, Sydney Lucas can play Medium Allison. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#8
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:49pm

OH MY GOD. I... HOLY SHIT. This is awesome news! 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#9
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:51pm
Very cool!
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Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:55pm
Amazing.
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#11
Posted: 1/2/20 at 6:57pm

Alright - who are we dreamcasting? FUN HOME Film Adaptation

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#12
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:01pm

Valentina3 said: "Alright - who are we dreamcasting? FUN HOME Film Adaptation"

I wonder who they'll get to play Little Alison - whether they'll go for an open call or get someone from Broadway.  Would Sarah Charles Lewis have the voice for it?  She hasn't done much since Tuck Everlasting, but she has a super-powerful voice.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#13
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:07pm
Can Laura Dern sing To give “Days and Days” a shot?
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#14
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:19pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "Can Laura Dern sing To give “Days and Days” a shot?"

I love this idea. Laura Benanti is doing more film work, I would love to see her get the opportunity. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#15
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:22pm

Oh my god. All kids of yes.

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#16
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:23pm
I LOVE this!!! So excited! I can definitely see this working on film, though maybe not in a traditional sense. And I love the idea of Jake as Bruce.

I’m not sure if Ellen Page can sing, but she’d be a perfect Medium Alison.

I’d love to see Amy Adams as Helen!

Weirdly my thought for Big Alison was Kate McKinnon? I know that’s kind of weird, but she was on my mind after seeing her in Bombshell, in which she did a good job in a relatively serious role. But she might not do well in such a central dramatic role. And again, not sure if she can sing.
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#17
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:23pm

What about Anne Hathaway in the mother role?  I'm not her biggest fan, but the idea of pairing her with Jake again, a fitting BROKEBACK reunion with great parts for both actors.  And despite not being her biggest fan, I will admit she has a great voice when compared to most film actresses today.

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#18
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:27pm
^honestly I’d rather see Anne Hathaway as Big Alison than Helen.
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#19
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:28pm

I'm hopeful they keep Beth Malone. She's perfection as Allison. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#20
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:29pm
Should we be worried that Sam G is directing? Historically, theatre directors aren’t good at directing their own work on film (Hal Prince; Susan S come to mind).
"Rose in Gypsy was like going through therapy for me. Playing Rose helped me put a lot of emotions to bed. There was so much lacking in Rose and that's why she had to prove herself through her children. [interviewer]In ways that reminded you of your mom?[/interviewer]. Let's just say the role was very interesting for me. That one was the most interesting [I've ever played]" - Bernadette Peters (2018)
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#21
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:33pm

JBroadway said: "I LOVE this!!! So excited! I can definitely see this working on film, though maybe not in a traditional sense. And I love the idea of Jake as Bruce.

I’m not sure if Ellen Page can sing, but she’d be a perfect Medium Alison.

I’d love to see Amy Adams as Helen!

Weirdly my thought for Big Alison was Kate McKinnon? I know that’s kind of weird, but she was on my mind after seeing her in Bombshell, in which she did a good job in a relatively serious role. But she might not do well in such a central dramatic role. And again, not sure if she can sing.

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McKinnon can in fact sing and funny enough, my friend and I were talking about her doing this about an hour ago lol would love it.

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#22
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:36pm

There's no source or confirmation behind this. Jake is laughable in this part, far too young. Shame Michael isn't available considering he won a Tony for it. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#23
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:40pm

ModernMillie3 said: "There's no source or confirmation behind this. Jake is laughable in this part, far too young.Shame Michael isn't available considering he won a Tony for it."

Jake is 39 years old. It isn’t believable that he would have 3 young children? 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#24
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:44pm

ModernMillie3 said: "There's no source or confirmation behind this. Jake is laughable in this part, far too young.Shame Michael isn't available considering he won a Tony for it."

He’s clearly playing Older Allison.

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#25
Posted: 1/2/20 at 7:44pm

He's a great, handsome actor but Michael was 54 years old when he played Bruce. His age seemed perfect for the part, but that's just me. 

And again, there is no source for this rumor yet. If it does goes forward, I hope they keep Beth Malone.