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re: So, If Glenn Close Should Win the Oscar for Beat Actress this Year...
Posted by: royscho 02:47 pm EST 02/04/19
In reply to: re: So, If Glenn Close Should Win the Oscar for Beat Actress this Year... - claploudly 02:21 pm EST 02/04/19

If you're willing to drop in 50-60M dollars to make a movie version of a musical that never saw too much success onstage, with a star that is 70+ year old and has no box office traction, spend another 20-30M on marketing, and distribute it in a market that mostly accommodates franchises with built-in audiences these days, please go for it.

Given these factors, I think that the likelihood of someone financing this movie with Glenn Close in the lead, is very unlikely. People forget that at the end of the day, someone needs to sign these checks. Would you?

Also, you can't compare what TV producers were willing to do with an actress that was still relatively young and relevant 18 years ago, with greenlighting a theatrical feature today. Completely different set of economics, circumstances, risk factors and relevancy. I would also daresay that her age and (still not good) singing was forgiven on stage because of her iconic interpretation of this role. These faults will be glaring on screen.

I don't, however, think it's impossible that a movie version will ever be made. There just needs to be a good financial reason to make it. There's none at the moment.
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