I love Once. The little indie musical about creativity and love spoke to me deeply, and just listening to the soundtrack can get me choked up*. One of the highlights of this little career of mine was sitting in a small room while stars/songwriters/at the time real life lovers Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova answered press questions and did a quiet acoustic set.
The film eventually won an Oscar for Best Song (Falling Slowly, which was almost disqualified!), and has settled comfortably into my never-to-be-written down Best of the 00s list. But the life of Once may not be over; the film is heading to Broadway this fall according to the New York Times:
The Irish playwright Enda Walsh (“Penelope”) and the Scottish director John Tiffany (“Black Watch”) will collaborate on the stage adaptation of the film “Once” that is planned for a fall opening on Broadway.
There’s no word on new music or casting; I think part of the magic of the film is the real chemistry between Hansard and Irglova, so it’ll be interesting to see if other actors can capture that.
* shut it!