Girl from the North Country movie version starring Olivia Coleman, Woody Harrelson, Chloë Bailey, Tosin Cole

A movie version of West End musical Girl from the North Country is in the works.

Conor McPherson (The Weir) is set to write the screenplay and direct his award-winning musical, that won two Olivier Awards and a Tony Award.

The show features the music of iconic American singer Bob Dylan, including 20 songs including “All Along The Watchtower”, “Hurricane”, “Forever Young”, “Slow Train Coming”, “Make You Feel My Love”, and “Like A Rolling Stone.”

The movie will feature a starry cast, including Woody Harrelson as Nick Laine, Olivia Colman as Elizabeth Laine, Chloë Bailey as Marianne Laine, and Tosin Cole as Joe.

The story is set in Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and is a heartbreaking story about family and love.

Things are spiraling out of control for proprietor Nick Laine (Harrelson). His wife Elizabeth (Colman) is suffering from dementia. The bank is foreclosing on their home. Their adopted daughter, Marianne (Bailey), has a closely guarded secret that no one can explain. When escaped convict Joe Scott (Cole) seeks shelter at the guesthouse, a relationship develops between Marianne and Joe that will change everything for everyone forever in a timeless love story.

Chloë Bailey is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-musician, and one half of the musical duo Chloe x Halle. She is best known for her work on ABC’s Grown-ish and Black-ish, and recent feature film Jane, starring Melissa Leo. Up next for Bailey is feature Praise This, Russell Crowe and Sam Worthington helmed The Georgetown Project, and Amazon series Swarm from Donald Glover.

Olivia Colman is currently starring in Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light, and her upcoming movies include Paul King’s Wonka with Timothée Chalamet and West End theatre director Thea Sharrock’s Wicked Little Letters, also starring Jessie Buckley.

Woody Harrelson recently starred in Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or award-winner Triangle of Sadness, and his upcoming projects include Special Olympics comedy Champions, drama Suncoast, HBO miniseries White House Plumbers, and Apple movie Project Artemis.

Tosin Cole is about to star in Netflix drama Supacell, and his recent projects include Chinoye Chukwu’s movie Till, Warner Bros movie comedy House Party, and AMC’s 61st Street.

The show is currently touring the UK. It had its UK premiere at The Old Vic theatre before playing the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre.

The movie is being produced by The Banshees of Inisherin people, Blueprint Pictures. No further information is available about production or release dates.

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📷 Main photo: Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic. Photo by Manual Harlan

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