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Cynthia Erivo to Star in Movie Remake of The Rose

Erivo will also produce the film, which will put a contemporary spin on the classic that launched Bette Midler’s screen career.

Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo
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Cynthia Erivo will produce and star in a remake of the musical film The Rose.

The 1979 drama marked the film debut of star Bette Midler, and was loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin. It follows a self-destructive rock star who struggles to cope with the demands of her career and associates. The remake will pay homage to the original, while putting a contemporary spin on the material.

Erivo won a Grammy, Tony, and Emmy for starring in The Color Purple on Broadway. She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee.

Writer, director, and timeline for the film are still to be announced.