Richard Linklater will reportedly tackle the lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart for his next film, Blue Moon

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Hit Man is heading to Netflix this week, but Richard Linklater is already planning his next film, reportedly titled Blue Moon.

Richard Linklater is already lining up his next project as his latest film, Hit Man, hits Netflix later this week. 

According to Deadline, Linklater will next be adapting the lives of American songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart into a feature film. The film will reportedly be titled Blue Moon, which comes from a 1934 song by Rodgers and Hart, who are the musical masterminds behind 28 shows, including Babes In Arms and A Connecticut Yankee

According to the report, Blue Moon “follows Hart as he attempts to save face while celebrating his former partner Rodgers’ great success on the night of his musical Oklahoma!‘s Broadway opening.”

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Robert Kaplow has reportedly penned the script for the film while Linklater will also produce the film. Blue Moon will likely focus on Rodgers and Hart’s fallout, mostly due to Hart’s struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues. Rodgers went on to collaborate with Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he created iconic musicals such as Oklahoma! and The Sound Of Music. 

World of Reel also reports that Ethan Hawke is in talks to star as either Rodgers or Hart. Time will tell whether these talks pan out or not.

We were big fans of Linklater’s Hit Man, an offbeat romantic thriller which will be available on Netflix on 7th June after a brief stint in cinemas. In our review, James Harvey said the film was “Smart, sexy, and consistently funny, Hit Man (were it not likely to head straight to Netflix) seems tailor-made to make Glen Powell into a star.”

More on Blue Moon as we hear it. 

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