The Oscar-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri is adapting Thelma and Louise into a musical. Halley Feiffer will write this book with singer-songwriter Neko Case and will sign with Trip Cullman.
Still early on
This is a completely different thing, Khouri told The Hollywood Reporter. We have a book, we have music, but because of the pandemic, we haven’t been together for a long time. Therefore, it is still in its infancy, but very promising. I don’t want to say too much. Thelma and Louise premiered in 1991, starring Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis. They are two best friends who embarked on the wrong road trip. The film sold well at the box office, won six Oscar nominations, and introduced Brad Pitt, who was unknown at the time.
Thelma and Louise (but not the musical)
Thelma and Louise is a 1991 American female friend highway crime film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Kelly Curry. Gina Davis played Thelma and Susan Sarandon played Louise. The two friends started a road trip, but the results were unexpected. The shooting time was from June to August 1990. Supporting roles include Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Brad Pitt, who were his first major film role. The film received critical and commercial success, received six Oscar nominations and won the best original screenplay award. Scott was nominated for best director, and Sarandon and Davis were nominated for best actress. So far, this is the most recent movie in which two actors have been nominated for Best Actor or Best Actress in the same category. It influenced other films and works of art, and became a milestone in feminist films.
The film’s writer, Callie Khouri, told the Hollywood Reporter at a 30th anniversary screening that the project was in its “very early stages”. “We’ve got a book and we’ve got music but because of the pandemic, we haven’t all been together in a very, very long time. So, it’s still in its nascent stages, but it’s very promising.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, performer-playwright Halley Feiffer is writing the script for the musical, and singer-songwriter Neko Case will provide original songs, with Trip Cullman (a regular collaborator with Feiffer) due to direct.