On Tuesday night, actress Amanda Seyfried won a Golden Globe for her performance in “The Dropout” series. However, the “Mank” and “Mamma Mia” star was a no show, with the presenter saying she was unavailable as she was “deep in the process of creating a new musical”.
Variety has now discovered what that musical is – Seyfried was involved in a New York workshop on the musical version of Ridley Scott’s iconic 1991 feature “Thelma & Louise”. In addition, former “Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood has reportedly joined Seyfried in the project.
The project has been in the works for at least two years now with the film’s original screenwriter Callie Khouri attached and writing the book with Haley Feiffer.
In addition, indie singer/songwriter Neko Case is creating the score. In those initial reports, theatre director Trip Cullman (“Six Degrees of Separation”) was also on board to helm and Scott Delman serves as the producer.
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon led the original film, which won Khouri the screenplay Oscar. It followed two best friends who set out for a weekend vacation at a fishing cabin in the mountains to take a break from their dreary lives in Arkansas and soon end up on the run.
The film earned six Oscar nominations overall and is famous for launching Brad Pitt’s career along with its iconic ending. No word on who is playing them in the musical version.