La La Land producer Marc Platt will bring Oslo to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tony winner Bartlett Sher, who directs the hit play on Broadway and helmed the earlier Off-Broadway staging, will also direct the movie adaptation—marking his first feature film.
J.T. Rogers’ acclaimed political drama details the secret peace talks that took place between Israel and the PLO in Norway in 1993. The show officially opens April 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater following an acclaimed earlier engagement at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Rogers is reportedly on board to pen the film adaptation of the script, which runs for about three hours onstage.
“It's such a verbal and idea-driven story, but also a visually-compelling one,” he tells THR. “I always thought that in the back of my mind, I'd be fascinated to pivot and come at it from a very different way. I'm excited to bring back parts I had to cut from the play, and add things like shots of men and women arriving from the Middle East after riding all night in a taxi. Images like that are powerful to this story.”
An official release date for the film has not yet been announced.
The Broadway production reunites the entire original Off-Broadway cast, including two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle and Tony winner Jefferson Mays as the couple that orchestrated the covert meetings. Rounding out the cast are Michael Aronov, Anthony Azizi, Adam Dannheisser, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jeb Kreager, Christopher McHale, Daniel Oreskes, Angela Pierce, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith.
Take a sneak peek at the drama below: