La La Land is apparently going to become a stage musical following its record number of Academy Award nominations.
The musical movie, directed by Damien Chazelle, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – though there’s no suggestion they’s be involved in the adaptation.
But top West End producer Sonia Friedman, who worked on Funny Girl and The Cursed Child, says it was ‘made for the stage’ and that she ‘knows’ who would be in charge of the production.
‘I would love to produce it, but I know who’s going to produce it and it won’t be me,’ she told The Sun.
‘Of course it will happen. It’s made for the stage and it will happen.
‘But I’m sure the rights have already gone somewhere else.’
Previously the film’s producer, Jordan Horowitz, said of a possible adaptation: ‘I don’t necessarily know what the stage musical looks like.
‘I think we’ll write more songs and there will be work to do.
‘We will have to figure out what about the story we want to keep.’
La La Land, which also starred musician John Legend, has equalled Titanic and All About Eve this year with its insane amounts of nominations.
After winning five Baftas and seven Golden Globes, it’s up for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Cinematography, as well as a number of technical awards.
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