‘Widows’ Actress Cynthia Erivo to Star in Rip Van Winkle Movie Musical, Based on an Idea By Josh Gad
Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Hollywood has been sleeping on a Rip Van Winkle movie, but it looks like they’re about to get a wake up call.
Cynthia Erivo, who broke out last year in a big way with roles in Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows and Drew Goddard’s period thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, is attached to star in a musical film adaptation of the classic Washington Irving short story. Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast) hatched the idea, and the writer of the upcoming Plastic Man movie is on board to write the screenplay. What a combo!
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