Chloe Bailey, Olivia Colman, Woody Harrelson
Chloe Bailey, Olivia Colman, Woody Harrelson

Bailey, Colman, & Harrelson to Star in Girl From the North Country Film

It has been announced that the Tony Award-winning musical Girl From the North Country is headed to the big screen. Featuring Bob Dylan’s legendary songs, the initial casting has been revealed for the upcoming movie musical.

Grammy nominee Chlöe Bailey, Tosin Cole, Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, and Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson will star in the newly-announced film adaptation of Girl From the North Country. Conor McPherson, the Tony Award-nominated director and writer of the musical, will direct and pen the screenplay for the Blueprint Pictures film.

“To be associated with Conor is one of the highlights of my professional life,” said Bob Dylan in a statement. “It goes without saying the man is a genius for putting this thing together and I’m thrilled to be a part of the experience. My songs couldn’t be in better hands. The play had me crying at the end. I can’t even say why. When the curtain came down, I was stunned. I really was.”

“Having Bob Dylan’s trust to create a story using his incomparable songs is a huge privilege which has brought nothing but joy to my world,” said McPherson. “But working with this incredible cast to bring these characters to life is almost beyond imagining. I’m also especially thrilled to be working with Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and the whole Blueprint team who have given cinema audiences some of the greatest movies of recent times.”

Things are spiraling out of control for proprietor Nick Laine (Harrelson). His wife Elizabeth (Colman) is suffering from dementia. The bank is foreclosing on their home. Their adopted daughter, Marianne (Bailey), has a closely guarded secret that no one can explain. When escaped convict Joe Scott (Cole) seeks shelter at the guesthouse, a relationship develops between Marianne and Joe that will change everything for everyone forever in a timeless love story.

Further details about the movie will be announced at a later date.