Richard Linklater’s ‘Blue Moon’ Attracts All-Star Cast

Richard Linklater's 'Blue Moon' (Sony Pictures Classics)

Richard Linklater is gearing up for his next project, “Blue Moon”, following the success of his recent Netflix film “Hit Man”. The filmmaker has secured funding for the movie, which explores the ups and downs of the songwriting partnership between Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Written by Robert Kaplow, “Blue Moon” delves into the final days of Hart’s life, set against the backdrop of the opening night of “Oklahoma!” in 1943.

‘Blue Moon’ Movie Acquired By Sony Pictures Classics (Sony Pictures Classics)

The film boasts an impressive cast, including Ethan Hawke, Margaret Qualley, Bobby Cannavale, and Andrew Scott. This marks Linklater’s ninth collaboration with Hawke, a testament to their fruitful creative partnership.

Principal photography is set to take place in Dublin, Ireland, this summer, with Sony Pictures Classics financing the project and Sony distributing it worldwide. Linklater is producing alongside Mike Blizzard and John Sloss.

“Blue Moon” promises to be a fascinating exploration of a pivotal moment in musical theater history. The film will capture the highs and lows of Hart’s life, including his struggles with depression and alcoholism, as well as his brilliant contributions to the world of music.

With Linklater’s unique touch and an talented cast bringing the story to life, “Blue Moon” is sure to be a hit with audiences and critics alike. The film’s themes of creativity, collaboration, and legacy are sure to resonate with viewers, making it a must-see for fans of music, theater, and cinema.