The world isn’t quitting Brokeback Mountain anytime quickly. BAFTA-nominated Mike Faist and Oscar-nominated Lucas Hedges will star in a London stage adaptation of Annie Proulx’s seminal 1997 brief story about two cowboys who fall in love.
The manufacturing is being billed as “a play with music” that may run on the West Finish’s Sohoplace Theatre from Could 10 by way of August 12. This present, which is able to mark the West Finish debuts for each of its main males, relies on Proulx’s brief story initially revealed in The New Yorker, not Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning 2005 movie starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
“I’m honored to be entrusted by Annie Proulx to convey new life in new kind to her timeless and common story. A narrative meaning a lot to so many, and can absolutely imply as a lot to a complete new technology,” Ashley Robinson, the playwright, stated in an announcement to Selection. Directed by Jonathan Buttrell, the present may also embrace music by Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hedges, who obtained his first Oscar nomination for 2016’s Manchester by the Sea, will play Ennis Del Mar, initially performed by Ledger. Faist, who earned a BAFTA nom for enjoying Riff in Steven Spielberg’s West Aspect Story, has been solid as Jack Twist, originated by Gyllenhaal on display.
“Brokeback Mountain has been recreated in a number of totally different kinds, every with its personal distinctive moods and affect,” Proulx stated in an announcement, doubtless referencing iterations of her work together with a 2014 New York Metropolis Opera adaptation. “Ashley’s script is contemporary and deeply shifting, opening sight traces not seen within the authentic nor successive remedies.”
Buttrell, who beforehand collaborated with Sells and producer Nica Burns on the 2021 musical movie Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie, stated in an announcement: “When Ashley approached us about collaborating on Brokeback Mountain we have been struck instantly by his deep connection to the world and neighborhood that Annie has so brilliantly written about over time. He delivered to the difference an authenticity and an understanding of those working class males, scraping to outlive the cruel brutality of their atmosphere and the insularity of considering surrounding them, which in the end results in their tragedy.”