Heyday Films, BBC Films secures rights to Stephen Sondheim classic 'Follies'

Screen | 11/14/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Heyday Films and BBC Films have secured film rights to Follies, the iconic musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman.

Dominic Cooke (On Chesil Beach) will direct and adapt the screenplay, based on the book by Goldman and with music and lyrics by Sondheim. Cooke directed the acclaimed revival at National Theatre in London in 2017, which starred Imelda Staunton and returned this year.

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Follies is famous for musical numbers like Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here, and Losing My Mind and first appeared on Broadway in 1971, when it won seven Tony Awards.

The story takes place in New York in 1971 as the performers who made Dimitri Weismann’s...
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