In the theater world, there are plays that linger with us for a whole host of reasons. Whether it’s the stellar performances on stage, the thought-provoking topic or just the magic of the settings you watch them through.
Hollywood seems to be paying more and more attention to the impact of theater and is planning its upcoming adaptations accordingly. We already have evil It is made into a movie with Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo at the helm, and come from far It was the musical-turned-movie on Apple TV that we loved.
Claiborne Park is a Pulitzer, Tony & Oliver award-winning 2010 play about race and real estate in America. You may recognize it from her last run at London’s Park Theatre, but the play has long been a favorite on theaters around the world.
Now, it’s being made into a movie directed by Pam McKinnon, who released his first Bruce Norris theatrical adaptation of Claiborne Park On Broadway in 2012 she will make her feature film debut with this project.
Here’s everything you need to know about the movie so far.
What is the plot Claiborne Park Movie?
As of now, there is no official synopsis for the upcoming movie. But the great thing about it being based on such a popular play is that we pretty much know what it’s going to be about.
The Claiborne Park The theatrical production is part of the play by Lauren Hansberry A raisin in the sunwhich follows a black family in south Chicago in 1959 as they chase the American dream.
the topic Claiborne Park It is a quiet, quaint suburb of Chicago. Back in 1959, Ross and Bev were selling their Claiborne Park home after the tragic death of their son. In an effort to move quickly, they sold their home to the neighborhood’s first black family. But soon a group of well-meaning neighbors holds a meeting to express their racially festering fears.
As we jump into the same neighborhood 50 years later, we witness a similar scenario – this time with a white couple buying a home in the now predominantly black neighborhood.
The play is timely and has been widely praised for addressing important themes such as gentrification, housing, racism, and community.
If the play’s reception is anything to go by then the movie is sure to be a huge box office hit.
Who will shine in Claiborne Park Movie?
The plot alone is enough to get us hooked, but the cast is another feature of this upcoming production.
Sarah Paulson (tornHis starring in the new movie has been confirmed, but the familiar faces don’t stop there. Anthony Mackie (captain America), Triple Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the new blackand BAFTA Award Winner Martin Freemantransponder) will also enter Claiborne Park.
The cast also includes Nick Robinson (cleanerand Hilary Buckmetal sound). Talk about one hell of a talented actor.
what was said about Claiborne Park Movie?
The upcoming movie is produced by Simon Friend.the fatherand BAFTA nominee Kevin LauderStalin’s death). Talking about the new project of Limitfriend said:
“It’s a simpler act that would make a combustible uproar of race, family, and society. The nucleus of this explosive cocktail – which makes storytelling so poignant – is something we are familiar with: a kind family struggling to overcome tragedy, who move on to find new hope.”
Lauder also commented, “It’s 1959, and the seeds of conflict are sown when a couple in an all-white suburb sells to a black family. The conflict continues within the suburb’s new generation, 50 years later, at the height of the Obama administration in 2009, where everything is supposed to Different, but nothing has changed.”
Speaking about her first feature film, McKinnon said: “After ten years of Broadway and Pulitzer Prizes, Claiborne Park Rather, it is more related to an investigation into the fragility of white liberals and the retarding of hopes. I am thrilled at the idea of this wonderful acting company, breaking into this home and neighborhood, and building two worlds: a gritty comedy of bad behavior set in 2009 and a heartbreaking family tragedy of 1959.”
When and where will Claiborne Park be available to watch?
While the release date is not currently confirmed, according to LimitFilming is set to begin this fall here in the UK and the US.
We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we learn more. See this space.