Cynthia Erivo To Star in Remake Of ‘The Rose’ At Searchlight

Grammy, Tony, Emmy Winner and Two-Time Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo sets up a remake of 1979 feature The Rose at Searchlight where she will star and also produce alongside Solome Williams.

The film is a remake of the 1979 Twentieth Century Fox musical romantic drama The Rose, following a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those around her. While paying homage to the original, the film will put a contemporary lens on the high price of fame.

Searchlight will now look to attach a writer to the project. Director of Development Richard Ruiz; Creative Executive Cornelia Burleigh will oversee the project for Searchlight.

Erivo burst onto West End and Broadway stages in The Color Purple and has since taken the world by storm in movies such as Harriet and TV shows such as the HBO series The Outsider. She currently plays Aretha Franklin on National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha, will be releasing her debut album, “Ch 1. Vs. 1”, in the Summer of 2021 and debut children’s book, Remember to Dream, Ebere in September 2021, and recently wrapped production on Disney’s Pinocchio remake. In August 2020, Erivo launched her production company, Edith’s Daughter, and announced her first-look deal with MRC Television & Civic Center Media. Edith’s Daughter focuses on projects that express the beauty in the stories and people who are often overlooked and underrepresented.

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She is repped by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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