Dominic Cooke To Adapt 'Follies' Musical For Film

Dominic Cooke is set to adapt Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical Follies into a film.

Following a 2017 revival at London's National Theatre stage by Cooke, Heyday Films and BBC Films were granted the film rights to the Broadway musical.

"Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring Follies to the screen, but not until Dominic Cooke’s brilliant production at the National Theatre of Great Britain did it seem like it could be a real movie. I’m more than delighted, I’m thrilled, that it’s finally going to happen," Sondheim said Thursday in a statement.

Follies debuted on Broadway in 1971 with Harold Prince's original production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie version will be produced by David Heyman and Rosie Alison, with Rose Garnett executive producing.

Photo: Getty