When Amanda Seyfried won a Golden Globe on Tuesday night, she wasn’t in the Beverly Hills ballroom because she was “into the process of creating a new musical” — and now we know maybe. be what it is. Insiders tell The variety that Seyfried participates in a workshop on the musical version of “Thelma & Louise”. There are also rumors that Evan Rachel Wood has joined Seyfried in the project.
A “Thelma & Louise” musical has been in the works for at least 2021 with the film’s screenwriter, Callie Khouri, attached and writing the book, as well as indie singer/songwriter Neko Case creating the score. Scott Delman is the producer.
Reports from 2021 noted that theater executive Trip Cullman (“Six Degrees of Separation”) was also on board to direct the musical adaptation of the iconic 1991 film, which starred Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, and won to Khouri the Oscar for best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen. (The film, which earned six Oscar nominations, is also famous for being Brad Pitt’s first major project.)
On Tuesday, Seyfried won the Globe for her portrayal of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s “The Dropout,” earning her the statue for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, a anthology series or a made-for-TV movie. In September, she won an Emmy for the role.
At the Globes ceremony, “Yellowstone” presenters and stars Mo Brings Plenty and Cole Hauser, who announced Seyfried’s category, said the star was not in attendance because she was “in the process of creating a ‘a new musical’, which has sparked discussions online about what exactly she has in the works.
On Wednesday, Seyfried posted a video on Instagram confirming the reason for his absence without specifying that it was for “Thelma & Louise: The Musical”.
“I’m in New York,” Seyfried said. “I was on FaceTime with my ‘Dropout’ team, my wonderful ‘Dropout’ team which is why I received this award. It’s a real honor to have been a part of this. I had to miss it because I’m doing something magical and musical. So I’m finally going to do something I’ve never really done. That’s all I can really say about it. Hopefully more soon. But it’s a lot of work. It’s more fun, and it was a great night. So instead of any acceptance speeches, I’m just going to say thank you to all of my “Dropout” family and my family.
Seyfried’s previous musical experience includes both in “Mamma Mia!” and “Mamma Mia 2,” leading some to speculate this week that she might be working on a third installment of the ABBA-infused franchise. Meanwhile, Wood is also no stranger to singing, having starred in the Beatles-themed musical “Across the Universe” and singing as Anna and Elsa’s mother in “Frozen 2.”