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Oscar-Winning Film The Artist Will Get a Stage Adaptation in 2023

The 2011 film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Lindsey Ferrentino and Drew McOnie are collaborating on a stage adaptation of The Artist.
(© Matthew Murphy)

The McOnie Company has announced its intention to mount the world premiere stage adaptation of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius's black-and-white film about the twilight of silent movies, which won five Academy Awards (including Best Picture) in 2012.

The story will be co-adapted for the stage by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie.

Set in 1920s Hollywood, just as the talkies are about to arrive, The Artist tells the story of silent movie star George Valentin and his encounter with newcomer Peppy Miller.

A workshop for The Artist will happen early in 2023. The production is planned to open later in 2023 with further information on dates, venues, and casting to come.