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Date TimeAugust 30, 2019
VoiceTrouncing the 12 years he devoted to Boyhood, the director will take two decades to adapt Merrily We Roll Along with Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt and Blake Jenner
Richard Linklater to spend 20 years making Sondheim musical movie
The 12 years Richard Linklater invested in shooting – on and off – his coming-of-age tale, Boyhood, were well spent. The film is regularly cited as one of the best dramas of all time, performed healthily at the box office, won multiple awards for its cast and crew, and won Linklater major plaudits for such an innovative approach to on-screen ageing.
The director is now set to repeat the trick, with the announcement that he’s to devote some of the next 20 years to a production of Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Broadway musical about a songwriter in danger of losing his friends while dazzled by showbiz.

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