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Cynthia Erivo Cast in the Lead Role of The Rose Remake

Academy Award-nominated actress-singer, Cynthia Erivo has been cast in the upcoming remake of the 1979 musical drama, The Rose, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The performer will be taking over the tile character of Mary Rose “The Rose” Foster from Bette Midler, who starred in the original 20th Century Fox film from 1979.

The movie’s eponymous protagonist is a self-destructive rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands from the people in her life. The remake will be set in modern times, and offer a contemporary take on the high price of fame, especially for women.

Searchlight Pictures is currently developing the updated version of The Rose, which will be produced by Erivo and Solome Williams through their production company, Edith’s Daughter. However, there have been no reports yet on who will write and direct the project.

While The Rose is in development, the Emmy Award-winning Erivo can currently be seen playing Aretha Franklin on National Geographic’s anthology period drama television series, Genius: Aretha. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress-singer’s other upcoming projects include the live-action Pinocchio movie for Dinsey+, on which she’ll play the Blue Fairy. She’ll also star in writer-director John Ridley’s sci-fi film, Needle in a Timestack.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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