Making two indie films about the drinking problems of young people might not immediately seem to put one in line for adapting a beloved Broadway musical, but such are the unpredictable ways of Hollywood.
"Smashed," which Ponsoldt wrote and directed, starred
“James has rightfully become one of the most buzzed about young writer-directors in the business," Weinstein Co. Co-Chairman
"Pippin" is a coming-of-age story of a young prince searching for meaning. The original 1972 production of "Pippin," directed by Bob Fosse with music by Steven Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, was nominated for 11
This isn't the only recent invasion of indie filmmakers into the seemingly unlikely space of family-friendly fare. David Lowery, writer and director of the upcoming poetic crime drama/romance "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," was recently announced as a writer with Toby Halbrooks on a remake of the 1977 Disney children's film "Pete's Dragon."
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