Angelina Jolie's Surprise Career Move Inspired by Daughter
Angelina Jolie, a renowned Oscar-winning actress and filmmaker, is embarking on a significant venture into the vibrant world of theatre. She has embraced the role as one of the lead producers for an eagerly anticipated production that is set to grace the illustrious stages of Broadway.
At the age of 48, Angelina Jolie is set to lead the production for the Broadway rendition of ‘The Outsiders’. This theatrical adaptation draws its inspiration from the celebrated 1967 S.E. Hinton young adult novel, as well as the iconic 1983 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, both bearing the same name. The inception of this musical dates to its original premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego earlier this year, but its roots trace back to 2022 when the project first took shape. With a foundation laid by a book penned by Adam Rapp and music composed by the accomplished duo Jamestown Revival, the musical has been carefully nurtured over time.
Angelina Jolie expressed her deep sense of privilege to be involved in this production.
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production. I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where I realized my first love, as a performer, was the theatre. I had not found a way back until now."
She admitted that she had been longing to return to this passion, and her involvement in "The Outsiders" has granted her that opportunity.
The source of her introduction to the musical lay within her own family, specifically through one of her daughters, who she did not disclose. While unspecified, it's likely to be either of her elder daughters, Zahara, 18, or Shiloh, 17, as well as Vivienne, 15. Angelina is really eager to share her ideas and learn from the talented team she's been working with since she first got involved in the show at the La Jolla Playhouse. She's thrilled about the upcoming premiere of the musical on Broadway, and you can feel her excitement.
The prospect of sharing this fresh adaptation of "The Outsiders" with a global audience resonates deeply with her. Supporting Angelina Jolie in her role as a lead producer is the esteemed Araca Group.
“We are so thrilled Angelina has joined us as a lead producer on this journey to bring The Outsiders to Broadway. Her remarkable career as a storyteller makes her a perfect partner for this project. We are so grateful for the invaluable insight, experience and commitment that Angelina brings to the development of this new musical."
The 1983 movie version of "The Outsiders" made a big impact on both critics and audiences. The film is remembered as one of the first in a group of movies called the "Brat Pack" films from the 1980s. This term refers to a bunch of movies about teenagers growing up, although some of the actors didn't really like being labeled this way. Some other well-known movies in this group are "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "St. Elmo's Fire," and "Pretty in Pink." These movies are still considered really good examples of this type of movie. Actors like Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, and Molly Ringwald played important roles in making these movies great.