EXCLUSIVE: MGM will turn the iconic stage musical Fiddler On The Roof accurate into a characteristic film adaptation that can be directed by the crimson hot director Thomas Kail, who’ll assassinate with Dan Jinks and Aaron Harnick. Steven Levenson will write it, per the musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 and gained 9 Tony Awards.
The musical parts track by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and guide by Joseph Stein, and the original used to be directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Its Tony haul integrated Easiest Musical, Easiest E-book and Easiest Rating of a Musical, Easiest Director and Easiest Choreographer and it played greater than 3000 performances. The manufacturing has been revived on Broadway more than one times and continues to be performed round the globe. The musical used to be turned accurate into a 1971 Norman Jewison-directed film by United Artists with Topol playing Tevye. The film gained three Oscars out of eight nominations.
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Kail takes the job after directing the off-Broadway and Broadway collaborations with Lin-Manuel Miranda of In the Heights and Hamilton, successful the Tony Award for Easiest Path of a Musical for the latter. He directed and produced the are residing set up film of Hamilton that Disney acquired in a precedent-surroundings $75 million acquisition by Disney, and the film can be released on Disney Plus this July. Kail also gained a WGA award for the puny FX sequence Fosse/Verdon, which he developed and produced with Steven Levenson, who’s penning this screenplay. Kail directed five episodes of Fosse/Verdon and used to be nominated for an Emmy and DGA award. He gained Emmys for directing and producing the TV musical Grease Stay! for FOX.
Stated MGM Film Crew Chairman Michael De Luca: “MGM’s nearly centuries-long legacy of gigantic film musicals continues with the gigantic Tommy Kail’s recent characteristic adaptation of 1 among Broadway’s most enduring classics. Alongside with the plucky group of workers of Dan, Aaron, and Steven, we’re thrilled they absorb got come aboard to steward one amongst the gigantic musicals to the ample cloak. Added MGM Film Crew President Pam Abdy: “All of us at MGM stay unsleeping for sharing this timeless cultural milestone with moviegoing audiences of every technology.”
Stated Kail, “It has been a existence-long dream of mine to say Fiddler, despite the proven reality that I always imagined I would kill it on stage. I am over-joyed to absorb the chance to create a brand recent film version of my favorite expose with Mike DeLuca at MGM, where so many transcendent musical movies were made. I’m proud to accomplice with Dan Jinks, Aaron Harnick and my gigantic friend, Steven Levenson, to honor this work that has profoundly inspired me and thousands and thousands of others.”
Stated Jinks, “I first saw Fiddler On The Roof onstage when I was 13 years used. I decide into narrative finding it hilarious silly, but also extremely transferring. It’s that uncommon musical that speaks to audiences of all ages. I’m thrilled that Mike DeLuca and MGM are giving the inspiring Tommy Kail, Steven Levenson, Aaron Harnick and me the chance to bring this incredible fragment to a brand recent technology of audiences.”
Stated Harnick, “Fiddler On The Roof belongs to the field. Rising a Fiddler for a brand recent technology is thrilling and a indispensable privilege.”
Stated Levenson “Fiddler On The Roof used to be the indispensable fragment of theater I saw, at the age of 5. This day, greater than fifty years after it modified the face of Broadway with no end in sight, the story of Tevye and his cherished village of Anatevka feels more timely than ever. I am beyond grateful to Mike DeLuca and MGM, Dan Jinks, and Aaron Harnick for the chance to uncover this unforgettable story of resilience and hope in the face of hopelessness, and I am gay to be collaborating again with the inimitable Tommy Kail.”
Jinks gained the Oscar for the Sam Mendes-directed American Magnificence, and his credits consist of Milk, Down with Like, Gargantuan Fish, and The Forgotten. He used to be lead producer on the Broadway transfer of Gargantuan Fish. Aaron Harnick produced the film Sad Dynamite and wrote and directed 30 Days and he’s producing The Customer, A Musical, per Tom McCarthy’s film. His stage work entails Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune with Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci, Martin Brief: Reputation Becomes, Fiddler On The Roof (2004), and Amelie, A Recent Musical.
Levenson gained the Tony Award for Easiest E-book of a Musical for Dear Evan Hansen and he gained a Writers Guild Award and used to be Emmy nominated for writing and producing the FX puny sequence Fosse/Verdon, which he developed with s Kail. He used to be author/producer of Masters of Sex for Showtime and scripted for Lin-Manuel Miranda the Jonathan Larsen musical Tick, Tick… Relate!. He’s adapting for the cloak Dear Evan Hansen for director Stephen Chbosky.
Kail and Harnick are represented by WME. Jinks is represented by attorney Eric Brooks. Levenson is represented by attorney David Berlin.