Is a Follies Film With Meryl Streep in the Works? | Playbill

News Is a Follies Film With Meryl Streep in the Works? Meryl Streep may be returning to the world of Sondheim on screen. The Daily Mail reports that a film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies, which centers around a reunion of former follies performers, is in the pipeline with the Oscar winner attached to star.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep

Reports have swirled that "Into the Woods" and "Chicago" director Rob Marshall has expressed interest in bringing Follies to the big screen. The past and present collide throughout the action of the musical, which explores the dreams and disappointments of its central characters.

Streep, who starred as The Witch in the film adaptation of "Into the Woods," may be attached to star, but informed the Daily Mail that the film project would be a long way off.

Harold Prince co-directed the legendary 1971 original production of Follies with the late Michael Bennett, who also choreographed. Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score, a mix of pastiche and complex, character-driven material features "I'm Still Here," "Broadway Baby," "Losing My Mind," "The Right Girl" and "Too Many Mornings."

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