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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#76
Posted: 1/4/20 at 10:02pm

JBroadway said: "Darren Pierce said: "Genuine question: has there ever been a film based on a stage musical, where the film wasn't a musical?"

 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#77
Posted: 1/5/20 at 11:20am

Darren Pierce said: "Is it confirmed anywhere that it is indeed a musical version being made? Everything I've seen just says "film adaptation of the musical" which could mean a straight film.

 

If the statement had read: "film adaptation of 'Fun Home'" I would understand your concern. But the statement reads:  "film adaptation of the musical"  The answer is right there.

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#78
Posted: 1/5/20 at 12:34pm
I just hope that they cast a butch lesbian woman as Big Al
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#79
Posted: 1/5/20 at 6:16pm

What about Sara Ramirez for Big Alison? (Obviously if its not Beth Malone or Jenn Colella who would be my #1 picks). Or she might be a tad young but can Samira Wiley sing?

For Joan: Hayley Kiyoko, Amandla Stenberg, Miley Cyrus or maybe a lesbian youtuber (like Ally Hills, Stevie Boebi, Ambers Closet or Shannon Beveridge)

For Medium Alison: Alyson Stoner (or she could be Joan), Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Patten

 

 

 

Updated On: 1/5/20 at 06:16 PM
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#80
Posted: 1/5/20 at 6:37pm

JBroadway said: "Genuine question: has there ever been a film based on a stage musical, where the film wasn't a musical?"

This doesn't fully answer your question, but there are a number of instances where the source material is re-made on the heels of a successful musical. 1963's TV film of PYGMALION (w/ Julie Harris) and THE BIRDCADE are examples of that. (Though in the case of The Birdcage, Mike Nichols had been initially hired to direct La Cage the musical, so this was finally his chance to take on the material. I'm sure Jerry Herman, Harvey Fierstein, and Allan Carr were somewhat bitter.)

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#81
Posted: 1/6/20 at 12:13am

Ooo Lauren Patten as Medium Al would be amazinggg. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#82
Posted: 1/6/20 at 8:12am

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

Yessss

Though the Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams suggestions feel more realistic for a commercially viable film.

I love the idea of incorporating Alison's artwork. I'm not picturing fully rendered animation as much as something like the a-ha Take On Me video. 

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#83
Posted: 1/6/20 at 8:31am

chipsandguacplz said: "Ooo Lauren Patten as Medium Al would be amazinggg."

Lauren Patten was medium Allison when I first saw the show. I didn't like her acting but obviously her singing is beyond amazing. If they stick with Broadway names/cast, they should just get Emily Skegs. She has done a high profile TV role too.

I was reading Fun Home's Wikipedia page and looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal was Big Allison for a reading back in April 2013. Interesting...

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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#84
Posted: 1/6/20 at 8:35am
Confirmed: Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal become the first brother/sister team to win oscars in the same year for the same movie!
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FUN HOME Film Adaptation#85
Posted: 1/6/20 at 8:36am
I came here to say that I hope the film is partly animated

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