Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood to Reportedly Lead Thelma & Louise Musical

Thelma & Louise’s ride of a lifetime is reportedly getting the musical treatment. Amanda Seyfried is involved with a workshop for the musical version of the Oscar-winning film, with Evan Rachel Wood reportedly joining her, according to Variety. 

Adding song and dance to the tale of two fiercely loyal friends whose road trip turns criminal has been in the works since at least 2021. Callie Khouri, who won an Academy Award for penning the 1991 screenplay, is attached to the project in some capacity. Singer-songwriter Neko Case and Halley Feiffer are also on board for the score and the book, respectively. Back in 2021, Trip Cullman was tapped to direct. 

This seemingly solves the mystery of Seyfried’s unnamed musical project, which was cited as the reason she couldn’t accept her award at the 2023 Golden Globes, where she won best actress in a limited series, anthology series, or television motion picture for her performance as disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout. “Amanda Seyfried is deep in the process of creating a new musical this week and could not be here tonight,” presenters told the audience. Seyfried later accepted her honor on Instagram. “I had to miss it because I am working on something that is magic, and it’s musical,” she began, “so I’m finally getting to do something that I’ve never really done.”

The original film starred Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, and while it’s not clear which actor will play which role in the musical, neither one is a stranger to the musical genre. Seyfried starred in both Mamma Mia! films, 2012’s adaptation of Les Misérables, and even campaigned for the role of Glinda in Wicked—a part that ultimately went to Ariana Grande. As for Wood, she starred in 2007’s Beatles-centered musical, Across the Universe, and later voiced Anna and Elsa’s mom in Frozen II. Vanity Fair has reached out to reps for Seyfried and Wood for comment.

This article was originally published in Vanity Fair.

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