Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" the Opera (for reals!)

Friedkin To Take Inconvenient Truth To The Opera House

8 July 2008 9:08 AM, PDT | From | See recent WENN news

Latest: The Exorcist director William Friedkin has been recruited to direct the forthcoming opera adaptation of global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

The production will open in Italy at Milan's famous La Scala opera house on 11 May 2011. It will be written by poet J.D. McClatchy and the score composed by Giorgio Battistelli.

Director Davis Guggenheim's film, which starred former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as narrator, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and has since taken the world by storm.

The documentary won Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and for Best Original Song at 2007's ceremony.