Following on from the huge success of Hamilton, Disney is going to be adapting the award-winning musical, Once On This Island for Disney+.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this won’t be filmed on the stage like Hamilton, as it’ll be filmed like a traditional movie. The Broadway musical is based on the Rosa Guy 1985 novel, My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl. The stage version has won a Tony and Oliver Award.
Ti Moune is a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by the powerful island gods, Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge, and Agwe, on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.
It is being written by Jocelyn Bioh, who has previously worked on the Netflix show, Russian Doll and the film is going to be directed by Wanuri Kahiu, who has previously directed, Rafiki. With Marc Platt producing the film.
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