Film director Richard Linklater excels. The director has shot his Oscar winning film Boyhood over a 12-year period, and now his next film is shot over a 20-year period.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is called Merrily We Roll Along and is based on the eponymous play from 1934. The movie stars Beanie Feldstein, Blake Jenner, and Ben Platt, all of whom are filmed in two decades to tell the story, seem an unprecedented way to be.
The story follows a composer, Franklin Shepard (Jenner), who quits his job as a producer of Broadway musicals to pursue a career in Hollywood. The story begins at the end and works its way back through time to represent the key moments in his life. Feldstein is said to portray Shepard's friend theater critic Mary Flynn.
According to THR, the filming of the first part of the film has already been completed.
"I saw him for the first time and fell in love with him Funny in the 80's, and I can not imagine a better place for the next 20 years than in the world of a Sondheim musical," Linklater said in a statement. "I'm not going lightly into this multi-year experience, but it seems the best, perhaps the only way to do justice to this story in the film."
Boyhood, which was released in 201