Linklater to spend 20 years making new movie

Pioneering director Richard Linklater, known for his wildly ambitious projects, has announced that his latest movie will be filmed over a 20-year span. Linklater famously shot his Oscar-winning "Boyhood" over 12 years, allowing its star Ellar Coltrane to naturally age on screen from a five-year-old up to his first day of college. He will go one step further with his adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Merrily We Roll Along," which tells the story of a Broadway composer who moves to Hollywood to produce movies. "I first saw, and fell in love with 'Merrily' in the '80s and I can't think of a better place to spend the next 20 years than in the world of a Sondheim musical," Linklater said in a statement. "I don't enter this multi-year experience lightly, but it seems the best, perhaps the only way, to do this story justice on film." The musical begins

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