Jim Parsons is back, but not as the geeky, genius scientist you’ve known and loved over the years. He will be next seen in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 1968 Broadway classic ‘The Boys in the Band’.
The last decade has seen one of CBS’s most popular shows ‘The Big Bang Theory’ grow into a global phenomenon. The sitcom followed four genius minds as they navigated through life and relationships, normalising geek culture along the way. The show starred Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar as part of the ensemble cast.
- Jim Parsons’ will be a part of the film adaptation of ‘The Boys In The Band’
- What is ‘The Boys In The Band’ about?
- See Jim Parson’ and the rest of the gang in ‘The Boys In The Band’ film
There’s no doubt that the sitcoms’ popularity catapulted its cast into Hollywood limelight, and they’re all big stars today. But perhaps, the biggest star of them all is Jim Parsons. He struck a chord with his performance of Sheldon Cooper and soon became the sitcom’s break-out character. But, after 12 long years of wearing superhero T-shirts and explaining scientific methodologies, Parsons has moved on to other roles.
Jim Parsons has been making brave acting choices lately, and they’ve all managed to outshine his role as Sheldon Cooper. And his new role in the Ryan Murphy film ‘The Boys In The Band’ might be his best work yet. Keep reading to learn more about his new film and see some brand new stills!
Jim Parsons will be a part of the film adaptation of ‘The Boys In The Band’
‘The Boys In The Band’ is Ryan Murphy’s newest venture with Netflix after his miniseries ‘Hollywood’ aired earlier this year. The film is based on the late Mart Crowley’s 1986 tour de force Broadway play of the same name. Crowley’s play was incredibly popular in the 1960s and paved way for its film adaptation, which was made in 1970. The film adaptation reunited the original Broadway cast, once again!
And history is repeating itself! ‘The Boys In The Band’ will be helmed by Joe Mantello, who also directed its limited Broadway revival in 2018. The original cast starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells will return in the 2020 Netflix film.
The film follows a group of gay men who reunite for a birthday party in New York City. Theatre fans are thrilled about the adaptation and have been longing to see the cast reunite since their Broadway days.
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What is ‘The Boys In The Band’ about?
The entire cast of the 2018 Tony-nominated play reprised their roles in the film. The film is set in late 1960s New York City, back when gay men were expected to be closeted. It follows a birthday party hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons), a spendthrift screenwriter who drinks too much. He’s hosting the party for his friend Harold (Zachary Quinto) who is growing rather morose about losing his youthful looks.
Other members of the gang include Michael’s former flame Donald (Matt Bomer) and Larry (Andrew Rannells), a photographer. The party begins as a fun evening but is upended by Alan (Brian Hutchison), Michael’s roommate, who shows up unexpectedly. Their relaxing evening gets suddenly thrown into a night of confrontations and secrets that threaten their friendship.
Other partygoers include Emory (Robin de Jesús), Alan Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington), Hank (Tuc Watkins), and Cowboy (Charlie Carver). When the play debuted on Broadway, it gave rise to discussions about the unfair treatment of gay men. We’re sure the star cast has delivered a great performance again, and we can’t wait to see it! The film is set to release globally on Netflix, on 30th September 2020.
See Jim Parsons’ and the rest of the gang in ‘The Boys In The Band’ film
Netflix finally gave viewers a sneak-peek at the stills of the upcoming Joe Mantello movie! The stills are a glimpse into the raucous birthday party the cast has in store for us. You see Jim Parsons’ and Matt Bomer’s characters wrapped up in conversation and the squad breaking into dance moves.
The late Matt Crowley wrote the play at a time when being gay was a taboo and frowned upon. It was revolutionary in its depiction of gay men when pop culture and films barely represented their community. The cast was applauded for their performance in the Broadway revival and we’re sure to experience the same!
We’re really glad to see Jim Parsons experiment in his choice of roles and wear a different hat each time. He was last seen in Murphy’s Netflix series ‘Hollywood’, where he played Henry Wilson.
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