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COMING SOON: Musicals!

Posted on the 29 May 2014 by Shane Slater @filmactually
With the huge success of "Les Miserables" and "Frozen", the musical genre seems like its making a strong comeback, especially if 2014 is any indication. This coming year brings a number of options for fans of the genre. As soon as next month we'll have our first musical of the year (well, apart from "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Rio") in the form of Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys". Have a look at the trailers below to find out what's in store:
JERSEY BOYS (Jun 20)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Christopher Walken, Francesca Eastwood, Freya Tingley
Plot: The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.
BEGIN AGAIN (Jul 4)

Director: John Carney
Starring: Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo
Plot: A dejected music business executive forms a bond with a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan.
GET ON UP (Aug 1)

Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd
Plot: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
ANNIE (Dec 19)

Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne
Plot: Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.
INTO THE WOODS (Dec 25)

Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep
Plot: A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.
BASMATI BLUES (TBA)
No trailer yet.
Director: Dan Baron
Starring: Brie Larson, Donald Sutherland, Scott Bakula
Plot: A scientist creates genetically modified rice with her father, and their boss sends them to India to sell it to rural farmers.
THE LAST 5 YEARS (TBA)
No trailer yet.
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp
Plot: Based on the musical, a struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.
LOVE AND MERCY (TBA)
No trailer yet.
Director: Bill Pohlad
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti
Plot: The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
RUDDERLESS (TBA)
No trailer yet.
Director: William H. Macy
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman
Plot: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics.
WALKING ON SUNSHINE (TBA)

Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Starring: Greg Wise, Leona Lewis, Adrian Palmer
Plot: Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s.

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