Chlöe Bailey, Olivia Colman, Tosin Cole, and Woody Harrelson to Star in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Film
Girl From the North Country has found a cast for the upcoming film adaptation. Variety reports that Chlöe Bailey, Olivia Colman, Tosin Cole, and Woody Harrelson will star in the film in the roles of Marianne Lane, Elizabeth Laine, Joe Scott, and Nick Laine respectively.
Variety also reports that the movie adaptation will be written and directed by Conor McPherson, just as the Broadway production was. Girl From the North Country uses the music of Bob Dylan, (including “Forever Young,” “All Along the Watchtower,” and “Like a Rolling Stone”), to follow the intersections of guesthouse visitors in Minnesota during the Depression-era.
The film will be backed by Blueprint Pictures (The Banshees of Inisherin), executives Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin as producers.
The musical first premiered in London at The Old Vic in 2017. From there, the production transferred to the West End. Its North American premiere was in 2018, in an off-Broadway run at The Public Theater. An additional production took place in Toronto in 2019.
Girl from the North Country first opened on Broadway in February 2020. After the Broadway shutdown, the production reopened in October 2021. Cast members with the show at the time of closing included Jeannette Bayardelle, Caitlin Houlahan, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and Mare Winningham.
The musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2022, winning one for Best Orchestrations (Simon Hale).
In May 2022, producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons shared that the Broadway production had been filmed for a future release, though a distributor is unknown at this time. It was also announced that the show would embark on a North American tour in October 2023. The current tour website notes four cities: Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA.
The Broadway production of Girl From The North Country featured direction by Conor McPherson, scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; movement direction by Lucy Hind; and music direction by Marco Paguia.