Together Hamilton A fugitive sensation on Disney +, Hollywood reporter Learned that the streaming service is working to bring another Broadway musical to the screen.
Playwright Jochlyn Bio and director Vanuri Kahiyu are developing Once on the island, A feature adaptation of the 1990 Broadway musical based on the novel Roja Gai, My love my love; or, The farmer girl.
Mark Platt, producer behind Broadway Devil As well as movies legally Blonde Service La la LandIs producing
As opposed to Hamilton, Which was a recording of a stage performance, the island would be a more traditional adaptation. Disney’s live-action division project is underway.
The story is set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea and tells of a peasant girl who falls in love with an aristocrat. Against this backdrop, differences of social class emerge, while the gods of the island bet on what is strong, love or death.
The one-act musical lasted only one year, but soon an attractor developed, which is still increasing its flames. A production in the West End of London in the mid-1990s garnered the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, while the 2017 Broadway Revival won several Tony Award nominations and Best Musical Revival. Lynn Ahrens wrote the song and the book while Stephen Fleherty composed the music.
Bio is an extensive playwright known for off-Broadway School girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play, As well as Nollywood dreams. Her original musical Goddess is on track to receive her world premiere at the Berkeley Rape in 2021 and then came in 2121 for a Broadway run. Bauh recently co-founded digital platform Black Women on Broadway with Amber Eman and Danielle Brooks, and worked as a writer and co-producer on HBO Max’s upcoming limited series. Americanah, Starring Lupita Nyongo. She previously wrote for Spike Lee’s Netflix series That is it will be And Netflix shows Russian doll.
Kahu is a Kenyan filmmaker who wrote and directed LGBTQ films Rafiki, Which made history as the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, as the film was banned in its country due to its themes. Other credits include African films from Whisper and Pamzi. The filmmaker, who co-founded AfroBulagam, an African art collective, is developing an adaptation of the YA novel Talk about jellyfish In which Millie is associated with Bobby Brown Star and is founded at Universal.
Bio is remade by UTA and attorney Nina Shaw. Kahu is retaken by CAA and the Gotham Group.
This article was originally featured in THR.com.