Danny Boyle Eyeing Miss Saigon Movie Adaptation

first_imgDanny Boyle(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Is the Saigon movie in Danny Boyle’s mind? The Oscar winner is in talks to helm the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Miss Saigon with mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title films (the team that brought you the Les Miz movie), the Daily Mail reports. Lee Daniels was previously reported to be hoping to get the project off the ground. A revival of the Boublil and Schönberg tuner closed in London last month and will land on the Great White Way in the 2017-18 season.Boyle won the Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire; his additional screen credits include Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and 127 Hours.Directed by School of Rock and Les Miz’s Laurence Connor, the Broadway-bound revival is set to star the West End’s leads, Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones. This latest incarnation of Miss Saigon will also helicopter into Japan in 2016, before heading to Germany, Australia, Asia and on tour around the U.K., Europe and the Middle East.Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub, owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as “The Engineer.” John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night—a night that will change their lives forever.The original production of Miss Saigon opened at the Great White Way’s Broadway Theatre on April 11, 1991 and shuttered on January 28, 2001. At time of closing it had played 19 previews and 4092 regular performances. Miss Saigon Related Showscenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 14, 2018last_img

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