we can’t deny that Paul Mescal He is the young man of the moment. The Irish actor gained notoriety for his participation in the series normal people, where he shared the cast with Daisy Edgar-Jones, and quickly his name began to appear more and more in Hollywood. Without going any further, he was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work in aftersun.
And the truth is that Paul Mescal He does not stop adding projects to his resume. It was recently confirmed that he will be the protagonist of the sequel to Gladiator, where he was chosen by Ridley Scott over a large number of interpreters. In turn, soon we will be able to see it in the new adaptation of Carmen as well as in Foealong with Saoirse Ronan.
But in addition to these films, the 27-year-old interpreter has been signed up for a project that is characterized by its ambition. Is about Merrily We Roll Alongthe new one movie from the director Richard Linklatermostly known for having been in charge of directing the Before trilogy and Boyhood: Moments of a Lifetime. And why will it be ambitious? Its filming will take place over 20 years.
just as he did in Boyhood: Moment of a Lifetimewhich was filmed in 12 years, Merrily We Roll Along he plans to do the same, filming different scenes every couple of years, but this time to adapt the famous Broadway musical created by Stephen Soundheim and George Furth, which in turn adapted the 1934 play of the same name.
The plot introduces us to Franklin Shepard, who will be played by Paul Mescal, a Broadway musical composer. One day, Franklin decides to leave everything to move to Hollywood and become a producer. In this way, the story is told in reverse, where the protagonist reflects on the last twenty years of his life.
At the moment, Mescal He is 27 years old and it is known that he recently filmed one of the final scenes of the film. The rest of the shoot will continue backwards, leaving the present for last, where Franklin is already an adult. By then, the Irish interpreter would be around 46 years old. This is a project that will take a lot of time and patience, but it promises to be extremely engaging. It should be remembered that when Boyhood: Moments of a Lifetime came to light, it was highly praised by critics, so expectations have already been set in Merrily We Roll Along.
The incorporation of the actor aftersun It comes after the loss of Blake Jenner, who had been chosen in the first place to give life to Franklin. However, after the actor was embroiled in a series of accusations for domestic abuse, he left the project and Paul He entered to replace him, re-filming the scene that he had already done for the film. On the other hand, Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) make up the rest of the cast.
as to why Richard Linklater Choosing to shoot it over the course of 20 years, the 62-year-old filmmaker (who will be in his 80s by the time the film’s production wraps up) explained that it’s the only way he can find to do true justice to this story. “Saw merrily for the first time in the ’80s and fell in love, and I can’t think of a better place to spend the next twenty years than in the musical world of Soundheim,” he revealed. linklater. The film will only be able to be seen around 2040. An eternity!
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