Nothing has been confirmed yet, there is no script, and no contracts have been signed, but if Ryan Murphy’s comments on the Emmys’ Red Carpet are anything to go by, it looks like Gwyneth Paltrow may star in his big screen musical.
Murphy told E!’s Marc Malkin that “We want to do a musical together… An original – I want to write an original movie for Gwyneth and Maya Rudolph, both of whom I’m great friends with”
Besides appearing in GLEE, Paltrow worked with Murphy 5 years ago when he directed her in Running With Scissors.
I know at the moment, this is a nothing story but I can’t help but get a little excited. See I love musicals and despair that so few get made. And of the ones that do get made, they are terrible – case in point, Nine. The cast was phenomenal. The sets and camera work were beautiful, but the movie was a bitter disappointment.
The last musical I enjoyed was Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge which was released in 2001. 10 years is too long to wait for a good musical, so please Mr Murphy put us out of our misery and make this happen, and please let it be as fab as season 1 of Glee was!