“Equalizer” directed by Antoine Fuqua, movie adaptation of the masterpiece drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” ─ Breaking new ground or trying to reproduce historical performances

A film director known for the “Equalizer” series and “Training Day” (2001)Antoine FuquaBut the playwrightTennessee WilliamsMasterpiece drama“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”It turned out that he will be the director and producer of the movie adaptation of. The US Variety reports.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” was released in 1955 by Tennessee Williams, known for “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menagerie”, and is one of the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpieces. It was made into a movie in 1958 with the appearance of Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman, and this time it will be the second movie.

The stage is a farm in the southern United States. The millionaire head, Big Daddy, is diagnosed with cancer and has a short life expectancy, but he does not know his condition. Brick, the second son of a former football player, is gay and is drowning in the sadness of his girlfriend Skipper’s death. Brick and his wife, Maggie, had broken their relationship, but Maggie was trying to regain his affection. Meanwhile, his eldest son, Gooper, and his wife, Mei, returned to their parents’ home. The two were aiming for the legacy of Big Daddy. Brick plays the leading role in the story, struggling with oppression from his past and sexual orientation, and relationships with his wife and father.

This movie version is based on the 2008 Broadway version, which was first performed exclusively by black casts. The performance at that time was a big hit with the 19-week performance sold out, with Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad and others appearing under the new production by Debbie Allen. It was later staged in London’s West End and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival.

The 2008 version of the film was produced by Stephen C. Bird & Aria Jones-Harvey with Fuqua.“Fusing a new storyline with the elements of the stage version”Has been announced. Only for Fuqua, who has a strong impression of action movies, this work will break new ground.

In making the announcement, Fuqua commented, “I am honored and looking forward to making the historic performance into a film.” “I want to recreate the groundbreaking and vibrant performance of a masterpiece drama in the form of a movie. I’m excited to bring Tennessee Williams’ classic masterpiece back to life in a new way,” said Stephen & Aria. Announced.

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