Has Miss Saigon Film Found Its Director?

News   Has Miss Saigon Film Found Its Director?
 
Danny Boyle is reportedly in negotiations to direct.
A scene from Miss Saigon.
A scene from Miss Saigon. Matt Crockett

Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire, is currently in talks to direct the film version of the Olivier and Tony-winning musical Miss Saigon, according to the Daily Mail.

The film will be produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, the producers responsible for the hit movie musical Les Miserables. No official announcement about the film has been made.

Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle

The 25th anniversary gala performance of the Miss Saigon revival, which took place September 24, 2015, was filmed with the intent to screen the musical in cinemas next fall.

The spring 2017 Broadway revival of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Miss Saigon will be a transfer of the hit 2014 London production, which had new staging by Laurence Connor (Les Miz, School of Rock) and revised book and lyrics by Michael Mahler.

Also crossing the Atlantic will be the two London stars, Eva Noblezada, a 19-year-old from North Carolina as Kim, and Jon Jon Briones as the Engineer. Those roles were created in the 1989 London production and the 1991 Broadway production by Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, both of whom won Tony Awards for their performances.


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