It’s official! Glenn Close confirmed for Sunset Boulevard movie

March 01, 2019

Fresh off her bruising loss at the Oscars to Olivia Colman, Glenn Close is going back to work.

The veteran actress has been confirmed in the role of Norma Desmond for the upcoming return of Sunset Boulevard to the silver screen. Close famously took on the character in 1994 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway adaptation of the 1950 Billy Wilder film starring Gloria Swanson.

Close’s turn as the forgotten silent film actress earned her a Tony award for best actress in a musical. If you had any doubt she has the chops for singing:

Filming is pegged for October, with Tony winner Rob Ashford in directorial duties.

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