A Romeo & Juliet Love Story Set Against the Tumultuous World of 1919
From the time of its debut on stage in Winnipeg, Canada, the musical Strike! was already envisioned as a major motion picture musical. Seated next to Strike! composer/producer Danny Schur at the premiere run was none other than Jeff Goldblum who stated, “Wow. Big story. Big ideas. It really would make a great movie.” By the end of the initial run, the seed of the movie adaptation had been planted.
“Wow, very beautiful and powerful. Such amazingly timely topics too. The songs have a classic Les Miz vibe, with shades of Hamilton, Fiddler and Spring Awakening”
- Nancy Nayor, veteran Hollywood casting agent
Screenplay to Production
Producer Danny Schur engaged co-writing partner and Simonovitch Prize nominee Rick Chafe and story editors Ken Chubb and Kim Johnston in the screenplay adaptation of the musical. Schur has assembled a team that includes Hollywood director Robert Adetuyi (Stomp the Yard, Bring it On), director of photography, Luc Montpellier (Away From Her) and uber-experienced production designer Taavo Soodor. The production will shoot entirely on location in Winnipeg, Canada – site of the events that inspired the musical – in May/June, 2018.