Cynthia Erivo is tackling a remake of Bette Midler’s famous film The Rose.
Cynthis Erivo is signing on to produce and star in the new movie for Searchlight. She will take on the title role in the musical romantic drama, which follows a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those who surround her. But while the new production will pay homage to the classic film, Erivo’s take on the story is said to “put a contemporary lens on the high price of fame.” This film will be a project with Solome Williams co-producing under her newly launched production banner Edith’s Daughter.
The orginal film from 20th Century Fox movie went on to earn four Oscar nominations, including a best supporting actor nod for Forrest and a best actress nod for Bette Midler, which was the legendary entertainer’s first. The new movie is not the only remake on Erivo’s upcoming slate — the actor recently wrapped production on Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio,” where she plays the Blue Fairy.