Oscar-Winning Film The Artist Developed Into A Stage Show – Deadline

Specific: choreographer and director drew maconie ,greatest day) is developing a platform version of Michelle Hazanavicius2011 Oscar winning film artist About a Hollywood silent screen star whose career takes off with the advent of talking pictures.

McOnie told Deadline that he is co-writing the theater adaptation with playwright and screenwriter Lindsay Ferentino ,amy and the orphan, He will direct and choreograph the show, something he has wanted to do ever since he first saw the film.

A series of workshops to be held in London in late January and early February next will determine how the show will go forward. It is hoped that production will be ready to open in late 2023, although Maconie stressed that “we will not lock into a trajectory” until he and his collaborators are happy with the show’s development.

Hazanavicius’ film was an homage, shot in black and white, to the first Golden Age of Hollywood. Jean Dujardin Having won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as the matinee idol, George Valentin, I was unable to accept that cinema has found a new way to communicate with its audience. berenice bejo Peppy Miller, an aspiring actress whose career is given a generous push by Valentine.

The film won a total of five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. It was also awarded with BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. Hazanavicius said in a statement released via The Maconie Company He was “deeply touched that my film would have given other artists the desire to make a show out of it.”

McOnie’s production shop, The McOnie Company, acquired the rights to the stage. artist After the first meeting with Hazanavicius in Paris. McOnie and Georgia Gatti, executive producers of The McOnie Company, later completed the deal. artist The film’s producer Thomas Langmann and the production company La Petite Reine. “They retained the stage rights, which meant we didn’t have a big movie studio to deal with. We’re in an intimate space rather than a scary big venue,” Maconie said.

Maconie clarified that Hazanavicius was more interested in why Maconie cared about the film than “what I was going to do with it,” he said.

He added that the filmmakers have been “very trustworthy”, that “no parameters” were put in place and that Hazanavicius gave him free rein in how he would develop, direct and choreograph the production. “Mitchell is very generous,” Maconie told us.

“We’re producing the stage adaptation of this completely silent film and we’re going to use all the different storytelling devices necessary to make the audience take flight in the imagination,” he said. “Subtle Instruments” will be used in musical theater making, great ballets and plays to chart the journey from the silent film era to talkies.

McOoney said it was too early to discuss what music would be used in the stage show. “We would be work-shopping how to actually use the music,” he said. “It will not be the same as was used in the film. There are many options and the workshops will show us what will work and what will not.

He added, “Don’t forget we’re moving from the silent era to the MGM movie musical era.” “We’re seeing exciting and thrilling ways to use sound.”

Although the workshops will take place in London, Maconie said the show’s initial premiere production could take place in the UK, France or the US. The disruption will be minimal,” he said.

McOnie has worked on a number of projects over the past decade, including the visual spectacle King Kong on Broadway and his company performed a stunning reimagining jekyll and hyde At the Old Vic in London. He also choreographed a visceral production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Jesus Christ Superstar for London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theater which is now on a North American tour. another show, bugsy malone the musicalWhich she has choreographed, will run at Alexandra Palace in London from next month.

McOnie also created some exceptionally gorgeous dance sequences for director Coky Giedroyc’s upcoming film greatest dayFeaturing music from pop group Take That.

Casting Breakdown for artist Will be shipped to the US, UK and France this week.