Every Note Played: Angelina Jolie & Christoph Waltz in Talks to Star in STXfilms’ Adaptation
STXfilms has acquired worldwide rights to the film adaptation of the novel Every Note Played with Oscar winners Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz in talks with the studio and attached to star in the film.
Every Note Played is based on the critically acclaimed book by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, for which Julianne Moore won the Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Best Actress awards in the 2014 movie adaptation. The novel was optioned by Monet Clayton and David Mandell, who developed the story and adapted it into a music-driven screenplay that became #1 on the Black List.
Every Note Played follows a world-renowned concert pianist and composer on the verge of creating his magnum opus. When he receives a life-changing diagnosis, his estranged ex-wife takes up the cross of caring for him, and he is forced to balance reconciling his failed relationships with redefining his pursuit of greatness.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing this exceptional filmmaking team together for this emotional, powerful, and ultimately uplifting story,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
Golden Globe-winning director Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens, The Vow, 13 Reasons Why) is set to direct the film, and Monet Clayton, Richard Barton Lewis, and Gabrielle Jerou are set to produce via Richard Barton Lewis’s Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Southpaw Entertainment production banner (August Rush, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft).
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