Michael Mayer’s The Seagull, Starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan, Will Be Released in May

Film & TV News   Michael Mayer’s The Seagull, Starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan, Will Be Released in May
 
The movie adaptation of the Chekhov classic features a screenplay by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam.
Annette Bening and Jon Tenney in <i>The Seagull </i>
Annette Bening and Jon Tenney in The Seagull Hyde Park
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The screen adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on a date to be announced in May. The film stars Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll.

The movie, which was filmed in 2015 in New York, features a script by Stephen Karam, who won a Tony for his play The Humans. The playwright also adapted another Chekhov play, The Cherry Orchard, which played Broadway in 2016.

Ronan and Bening take on the central roles of aspiring actor Nina and the fading Arkadina, with Tony nominee and Emmy winner Moss as Masha, Stoll as Trigorin, Mare Winningham as Polina, and Brian Dennehy as Sorin as well as Jon Tenney, Michael Zegen, Glenn Fleshler, and Billy Howle.

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The film, which is produced by Jay Franke, David Herro, Robert Salerno, Tom Hulce, and Leslie Urdang, features costumes by Oscar winner Ann Roth.

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