According to PEOPLE, Angelina Jolie is teaming up with her 15-year-old daughter, Vivienne, to produce an upcoming Broadway show adaptation of The Outsiders. Jolie shared that Vivienne encouraged her to take on the project while she assists as a volunteer. The actress praised her daughter’s work ethic and dedication to understanding theatre and supporting other creatives. This news comes after Jolie announced that she would be taking on the role of producer for the musical show, which is based on S.E. Hinton’s book and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 movie. The mother-daughter duo attended the world premiere of The Outsiders earlier this year and met with Hinton, the author of the book.
According to an insider close to Angelina Jolie, the actress is thrilled about her latest endeavor. The source mentioned that Jolie sees this musical as one that will appeal to people of all ages, but especially to the youth. The actress intends to involve young people in the process and ensure their opinions are heard as the production takes shape on Broadway. In other news, The Outsiders was written by Adam Rapp and Justin Levine and directed by Danya Taymor.
Last week, in a statement to PEOPLE, Jolie expressed her gratitude for being a part of the production of The Outsiders musical and her excitement for its Broadway debut. She also mentioned her eagerness to share this new adaptation with the world. Additionally, Jolie collaborated with her sons Maddox and Pax on the upcoming film, Without Blood.