PHOTO CALL: Original "Rent" Cast Expands to Big Screen, Joined by New Friends

News   PHOTO CALL: Original "Rent" Cast Expands to Big Screen, Joined by New Friends
 
With nearly all of the original Broadway cast intact, the long-awaited debut of the film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Rent" is nearly here. The movie opens in theatres across the United States on Nov. 23.
From Top: Anthony Rapp; Adam Pascal and Rosario Dawson; Wilson Jermain Heredia (left) and Jesse L. Martin in the motion picture
From Top: Anthony Rapp; Adam Pascal and Rosario Dawson; Wilson Jermain Heredia (left) and Jesse L. Martin in the motion picture "Rent."

With its pulsing rock score and unflinching portrayal of the gritty lifestyle of eight friends in New York City's East Village at the end of the 1980's, the release of "Rent" caps a decade-long journey for most of its leading players from unknown performers to well-known show business personalities. Original stars Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are joined by newcomers Rosario Dawson and Tracie Thoms to form the film's major characters.

"Rent" is directed by Chris Columbus, with choreography by Keith Young, costumes by Aggie Guerard Rodgers, cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt and production design by Howard Cummings.

All photos © 2005 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC.


Clockwise From Top Left: Taye Diggs; Tracie Thoms (left) and Idina Menzel; Adam Pascal (left) and Anthony Rapp; Anthony Rapp (left), Wilson Jermain Heredia, Tracie Thoms, Adam Pascal and Jesse L. Martin in the film, "Rent."
Clockwise From Top Left: Taye Diggs; Tracie Thoms (left) and Idina Menzel; Adam Pascal (left) and Anthony Rapp; Anthony Rapp (left), Wilson Jermain Heredia, Tracie Thoms, Adam Pascal and Jesse L. Martin in the film, "Rent."
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