Thomas Kail To Direct Screen Adaptation Of 'Fiddler On The Roof'

MGM will turn the beloved stage musical Fiddler On The Roof into a feature film adaptation that will be directed by Hamilton director Thomas Kail.

Dan Jinks and Aaron Harnick will produce, Steven Levenson will write it, based on the musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 and won nine Tony Awards. The musical features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, and the original was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

Kail's impressive resume includes directing off-Broadway and Broadway collaborations with Lin-Manuel Miranda of In the Heights and Hamilton, winning the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Hamilton. He directed and produced the live capture film of Hamilton that Disney acquired in a precedent-setting $75 million acquisition by Disney, and as previously announced, the film will be released on Disney Plus this July.

A production timeline and casting will be announced at a later date.

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