Jake Gyllenhaal to produce and star in FUN HOME film

Earlier this week, it was announced that a Fun Home film adaptation is in the works, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Gold attached as creatives.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal is set to star as Bruce Bechdel, the father of lead role Alison, and the film will be produced through his company Nine Stories Productions. No stranger to theatre, Jake has recently performed in Sunday in the Park With George (George), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Sea Wall/A Life (Abe), and Constellations (Roland).

Broadway director Sam Gold, who won a Tony award for his direction of the original production of Fun Home, is set to direct the film.

Fun Home is a stage adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir. With book and lyrics by Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Ride, Well) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change, Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet), the show follows Alison through different stages of her life, discovering her sexuality, and her relationship with her parents. The show is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. It won a slew of awards, including 5 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Leading Actor, Best Director).

The stage show is playing in both Melbourne and Sydney later this year.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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