Chlöe Bailey to Star in New Movie Adaption of Bob Dylan–Inspired Musical Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country, a musical built from the songs of Bob Dylan, is heading to the big screen, as Variety reports. Chlöe Bailey, Olivia Colman, and Woody Harrelson lead the adaptation, which will be written and directed by its original playwright, Conor McPherson. Blueprint Pictures is producing the project, which does not yet have a release date.
The story follows a group of boarding house residents in Depression-era Duluth, Minnnesota—Dylan’s real-life home town—as they confront the trials and entanglements of their lives. The stage production included 19 of Dylan’s songs from across his catalog, including “Idiot Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Hurricane,” and “Slow Train.”
After premiering in London in 2017, Girl From the North Country had a three-month off-Broadway run at the end of 2018. It landed on Broadway in early 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown kept the production closed until October 2021. It resumed at the Belasco Theatre through January 2022 before another closure and re-opening, which extended from April until June.