Cynthia Erivo will star & co-produce the remake of Searchlight’s The Rose.

The Rose is a remake of the 1979 Fox musical romantic drama that starred Bette Midler as a self-destructive rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those around her. While paying homage to the original, for which Midler scored an Oscar nom, the remake will put a contemporary lens on the high price of fame.

Searchlight will now look to attach a writer to the project. Director of development Richard Ruiz and creative executive Cornelia Burleigh will oversee the project.

In August 2020, Erivo launched her production company, Edith’s Daughter, and announced her first-look deal with MRC Television & Civic Center Media. Edith’s Daughter focuses on projects that express the beauty in the stories and people who are often overlooked and underrepresented.

Erivo is known for films such as Harriet, Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, she can currently be seen in National Geographic Genius: Aretha on Disney + and recently wrapped production on Disney’s Pinocchio remake. Her theatre credit includes West End and Broadway stages in The Color Purple. Her debut album, Ch 1. vs. 1, is out this summer, and debut her children’s book Remember to Dream, Ebere will be available in September 2021.

She is repped by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.


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