A musical based on Thelma & Louise, the Oscar-winning 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, is in preparation, it has emerged. The film’s writer, Callie Khouri, told the Hollywood Reporter at a 30th anniversary screening that the project was in its “very early stages”.
The film tells the story of two women who ditch their frustrating lives to go on a road trip which then turns desperate after Louise (Sarandon) kills a man who attempts to rape Thelma (Davis).
It was a commercial success on its release and was nominated for six Oscars (with Khouri the only winner).
“We’ve got a book and we’ve got music but because of the pandemic, we haven’t all been together in a very, very long time.