Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close will return to the silver screen later this year in a celluloid adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic Broadway musical SUNSET BOULEVARD according to a new report tonight by Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye.
Tony winner Rob Ashford directs and choreographs the film - his first feature film, with previous filmed musical productions including THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and PETER PAN LIVE! - with a script by EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE scribe Tom MacRae, based on the classic 1950 Billy Wilder film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden.
Filming is set to begin in October, with further casting to be announced soon.
SUNSET BOULEVARD features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black. The original 1994 production starring Close received the largest advance for any show until that time, going on to win seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Actress In A Musical. Subsequently, a 2017 limited run revival saw Close reprise the role of Norma Desmond once again.