Scott Rudin to Produce a Film Adaptation of THE HUMANS

Scott Rudin is one of the few who have accomplished the EGOT. That means he has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. Now, he’s combining two of those mediums as he is looking to produce a film adaptation of The Humans which is a Broadway play. What’s more, he’s already started casting. The cast currently includes Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer, and Steven Yeun.

Set during Thanksgiving, the story unfolds at the crummy New York apartment of Brigid Blake, a musician who lives with her boyfriend, Richard. Brigid’s family comes to visit for the holiday meal: her sister Aimee, a lawyer who lives in Philadelphia and happens to be a lesbian; her parents Erik and Deirdre, who live in Scranton and are unhappy that their daughters have left home and abandoned their religious beliefs; and Brigid’s grandmother “Moma,” who has Alzheimer’s disease. The play examines class issues and interrogates the idea of The American Dream in the face of unexpected hardships, and the movie sounds like it could be an intense family drama that touches a nerve.

The Humans was written by Stephen Karam and he has been brought back to adapt the play for film and to direct the film. Eli Bush is also going to be a producer on the project.

Via: Deadline

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