Greta Gerwig developing tap dance music
Writer / director Greta Gerwig has impressed both critics and audiences with her work on the five-time Academy Award nominated Lady Bird, including Best Picture, and Two Women, Golden Globe-nominated Little Women, and now she's looking for bring their talents into the music world according to Variety.
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While discussing her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel, Gerwig revealed that she is currently developing a musical film, and while keeping the details of the project close to her chest, she offered that tap dancing could be a key element in the film, saying that " I feel the world is really losing "now.
Tap dancing has long been taken seriously in the movie world as it has been used more often for comic purposes in recent years compared to its most exciting form in the years of Fred Astaire (Holiday Inn), Ginger Rogers (Top hat) and Gene Kelly (singing in the rain). Although it was not her first exploration of both genres, such as the acclaimed black and white playwright Frances Ha, which she co-wrote, performed a lot of dance, while Damsels in Distress performed musical moments.
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Gerwig has seen a steady rise in popularity on the big screen, both in front and behind the camera, with praise for his performances in Frances Ha, 20th Century Women and Maggie's Plan, alongside Little Women and Lady Bird and will return to perform on stage for a production of Checkhov's Three Sisters, alongside Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Skywalker's Ascension). She is also currently co-writing the script for Barbie's live movie, alongside creative partner and husband Noah Baumbach.
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