Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal will produce and star in an upcoming big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.
According to Broadway World, Gyllenhaal will take on Bruce Bechdel, father of the author and protagonist Alison Bechdel, and will produce the film through his production company, Nine Stories Productions. The Tony Award-winning director of the original Broadway production, Sam Gold, is set to direct the movie.
The original Broadway cast of Fun Home included 2015 Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Bruce Bechdel, as well as 2015 Tony Award nominees Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Sydney Lucas and Emily Skeggs. Fun Home was nominated for ten 2015 Tony Awards and won seven including Best Musical. Best Book, Best Score, and Best Director.