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Paul Mescal replaces Blake Jenner in 'Merrily We Roll Along' movie

Paul Mescal to replace Blake in ten-year production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along film musical Jenner , The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Richard Linklater will direct the project, which is being supported by Blumhouse Filming over the 12. (The director filmed his Academy Award Boyhood in 20 . )

The beloved musical, based on the 2019 play of the same name by George S. Directed by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, tells the story of Franklin Shepard, a talented Broadway musical composer who abandons his friends and career, becoming a producer of Hollywood films. The story begins at the peak of Frank’s Hollywood fame and works backwards, showing key moments in Frank’s life.

Mescal will play the lead role of Broadway composer Franklin Shepard, previously slated to be played by Jenner. After starring, Jenner was embroiled in domestic abuse allegations.

On November 2019, actress Melissa Benoist posted a 14 – minute Instagram video during which she talks about being a domestic violence survivor. At the time, Benoist did not name the perpetrator. October 2019 Jenner, who was married to Benoist, apologized on social media for an abusive relationship, wrote He said he took “full responsibility and responsibility for the harm I’ve caused in my relationship with my past partner—emotionally, mentally, and yes, physically.” (Jenner also told him

Mescal will join the previously announced cast of Beanie Fell Durstein and Ben Platt. Announced four years ago, the project completed its first filming in August 2019. Ginger Sledge will produce Blumhouse alongside Jason Blum, along with Jonathan Marc Sherman and Linklater. , most recently starring in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. His excellent performance in Cannes in the past year Aftersun.

Online was the first to report this news .

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