The Hollywood Reporter describes the film adaptation as ‘a play with music.’ The short story was originally written by Annie Proulx. In 2005, the short story was made into a film with Heath Ledger as well as Jake Gyllenhaal. Who will play the lead roles in the stage version of the play, though? Find out more by reading on.
Brokeback Mountain stage adaptation cast and Crew
Jonathan Butterell is the director of the stage adaptation of Brokeback Mountains. Ashley Robinson wrote it. Dan Gillespie Sells is the composer of the songs for this play. The London Soho Place will host the world premiere of this stage adaptation from May 10 to August 10.
Lucas Hedges, who is an Academy Award nominee and starred in Manchester by the Sea, will play the role of Ennis. Heath Ledger played the original version. Mike Faist from West Side Story, who appeared recently on Broadway, is expected to be cast as Jack. The role was originally played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Annie Proulx, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, said that the stage adaptation of the short story, and the film, has been recreated several times, with each version having its distinct mood and impact. Ashley’s script, which is both fresh and moving, opens up new perspectives that were not apparent in either the original or subsequent treatments.
Robinson added: “I am honored to have been entrusted to give new life to Annie Proulx’s timeless story in a new form.” The story is so meaningful to many people and will be just as meaningful to a new generation.
Brokeback Mountain: The Film
Brokeback Mountain tells the story of Ennis, Jack, and their love affair on a Wyoming mountaintop in 1963.
The film, directed by Ang Lee received critical acclaim and grossed over $178 million in worldwide sales. Brokeback won Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 78th Academy Awards, in addition to being nominated as Best Picture.
The film also won four Golden Globe Awards. Brokeback was nominated for and won nine British Academy Film Awards. These included Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Script, and Best Supporting Actor for Gyllenhaal.