MGM is within the works on a function movie adaptation of the stage musical “Fiddler on the Roof” that can be directed by “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail, the studio introduced Thursday.
Kail may also produce with Dan Jinks and Aaron Harnick and can work from a script by Steven Levenson.
The authentic stage musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” that includes music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and guide by Joseph Stein, initially opened on Broadway in 1964 and was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. It went on to win 9 Tony Awards together with Best Musical and performed greater than 3000 performances. The manufacturing has been revived on Broadway a number of instances.
MGM final tailored the play right into a film in 1971 starring Topol and directed by Norman Jewison, which gained three Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture.
Kail directed the productions of “In the Heights” and “Hamilton” and can also be the director of the stay seize model of “Hamilton” that’s coming to Disney+. He additionally gained a WGA award for “Fosse/Verdon” and directed and produced “Grease Live!” for FOX.
Levenson gained the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for “Dear Evan Hansen,” and he most just lately wrote the screenplay for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick…Boom!” and can adapt “Dear Evan Hansen” for director Stephen Chbosky’s upcoming movie adaptation.
Kail and Harnick are represented by WME. Jinks is represented by legal professional Eric Brooks. Levenson is represented by legal professional David Berlin.
Deadline first reported the information of the challenge.
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