Sony Pictures presents: Rent
Directed by Christopher Columbus
(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Stepmom) and featuring Rosario Dwason
(Sin City, Kids) as Mimi and Taye Diggs
(Chicago, How Stella Got Her Groove Back) as Benny. Roger, Maureen, and Angel are played by the same actors as in the original broadway cast.
Release date: 11 November 2005.
Note to Sony: I am a little terrified about this. This is the freaking show that introduced me to the musical theatre (I meant to spell it that way). I love this show. It embodies the narrative cohesion, great characters, heart wrenching story arc, and all-around goodness that hollywood only wishes movies could have. If Columbus and all you bastards ruin it for me, I'm gonna be pissed. Damn pissed. And I might not be responsoble for my actions.
I will admit though that if it is good, it could have a Barnes & Noble effect, in that it will bring a great show to people who would otherwise never see it.
-Ben 00:28 EST |