Fans of the Broadway musical, The Last Five Years, may be excited to know that a film adaptation is in the works. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan have both signed on to play the leads, Cathy Hyatt and Jamie Wellerstein. The Last Five Years was written by Jason Robert Brown, has been performed off-Broadway, and has won several awards since it opened in 2001.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the musical, Kendrick’s character, Cathy, is a struggling actress and Jordan’s character, Jamie is a novelist who is beginning to gain some success with his writing. The story for this musical is quite unique as Jamie’s story is told in chronological order, starting when they first meet, but Cathy’s story is told in reverse, starting at the end of their marriage.
Richard LaGravenese will be directing, writing, and co-producing this film adaptation with Lauren Versel, Kurt Deutsch, and Janet Brenner for Lucky Monkey Pictures.
Are you familiar with this musical? Do you think Kendrick and Jordan will work well together? What do you think of these casting choices? If you are not familiar with the musical, does this sound like something you would be interested in seeing?
Source: Deadline Hollywood