Tuesday, 16 May 2017

'The Hunger Games' London Stage Show Set To Feature Songs By Radiohead; New York Production In The Works

It's been a long time since we last heard about Lionsgate and producer Robin de Levita's London stage adaptation of The Hunger Games. The last update from July 2016 indicated a delay of the show until this year. And just a few days ago, Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant has published quite a big update in regards to the still in-development show.

The biggest news is that Radiohead - for whom this will be the first involvement with Lionsgate's adaptations - are set to contribute songs for the production directed and written by Theu Boermans, who is a regular collaborator of de Levita's. DV's sources say that Thom Yorke has already written a number of songs for the project, this suggests that this may be a musical rather than a more dramatic stage adaptation of Suzanne Collins' books. This comes following the news that Yorke is set for his first major film score project, with Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake.

But with this, the question still remains of when the production will come to the Wembley Theatre. DV's sources say that the construction on the London venue is indeed behind schedule, with one of the financiers abandoning the project. However, those hoping that the production will make its way around the world have something to look forward to - there are said to be negotiations happening for a New York run, which is currently set for mid-2018.

Lionsgate and producers Imagine Nation are yet to comment on this. Stay tuned for more updates on the stage adaptation of The Hunger Games hopefully very soon...

(via De Volkskrant)


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