Glenn Close is coming for her Oscar again with an adaptation of Sunset Boulevard

By Ale Russian
March 01, 2019 12:00 PM

Glenn Close is officially bringing her Tony-winning role to the big screen.

The 71-year-old actress is set to star in the movie adaptation of Sunset Boulevard, for which she won a Tony Award in 1995. The movie will be helmed by Tony-winning choreographer Rob Ashford, who is making his directorial debut.

Close originated the role in 1994 on Broadway and reprised the character during a revival in 2017. The movie will be an adaptation of the musical adaptation of the classic film first released in 1950 starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson as Nora Desmond, the iconic role Close took on for the musical.

Shooting for the movie is expected to begin this fall.

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Credit: Joan Marcus

This is Close’s first project since losing the Best Actress Oscar to Olivia Colman this year, even though she won most major awards in the run-up to the show. The iconic actress has been nominated 7 times since her first in 1983, with her latest coming after her performance in The Wife.

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Her lack of Oscar keeps her one trophy away from completing the triple crown of acting, the term for actors who have won a Tony, an Emmy and an Oscar. Close already has three Tonys and three Emmys.