Oscar Winner Gwyneth Paltrow in Negotiations to Produce The Go-Go's Jukebox Musical
03 Oct 2012
Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow is in negotiations to collaborate on a theatrical production based on the 1980s all-girl group The Go-Go's, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Paltrow, who appeared on the Fox musical series "Glee" and took home the Oscar for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love," is in talks with several prospective co-producers, including Donovan Leitch and Rick Ferrari.
The musical would use tunes written by the chart-topping rock band, whose members are Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock and Paula Jean Brown. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Carlisle and bandmates may pen new songs for the musical, and major Broadway writers are being considered to write the book.
The Go-Go's, which formed in Los Angeles in 1978, are known for their hit songs "Our Lips Are Sealed," "We Got the Beat," "Vacation," "Turn To You," "Cool Jerk," "I'm The Only One," "This Town" and "Lust To Love," among others.
Additionally, Paltrow is looking to produce a movie musical entitled "One Hit Wonders" with "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.