Tony and two-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange (Tootsie) has returned to the role of Mary Tyrone for a new film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Deadline reports that filming has wrapped for the movie, which is expected to be released in 2023.
Lange previously played the role in the 2016 Broadway revival, which earned her a Tony Award, as well as a 2000 West End production for which she received an Olivier nomination. Jonathan Kent (The Height of the Storm) makes his feature film directorial debut, reuniting him with Lange, who he directed in the 2016 Broadway production.
Rounding out the cast of the film are Tony and four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris (Precious Sons), Ben Foster (Orphans), Colin Morgan (Belfast), Derek Carroll (Mr. Malcolm's List), Ericka Roe (Dublin Murders), and Lesa Thurman (The Secret Scripture).
Filmed on location in County Wicklow, Ireland, Long Day's Journey Into Night takes place over the course of a single day in August 1912 as the Tyrone family faces the news that younger son Edmund has consumption, an illness which could lead his mother Mary back to a severe morphine addiction. David Lindsay-Abaire (Poltergeist), who wrote the book and lyrics for the current Broadway show Kimberly Akimbo, adapted the play for the silver screen.
Serving as executive producer of the film is BKStudios’ CEO David Gilbery (The Lost Daughter), alongside producers Gabrielle Tana (Philomena), Broadway veteran Bill Kenwright (Cheri), and Gleb Fetisov (Loveless). The film is co-produced with Redmond Morris and his company Four Provinces Films. Head of production is Naomi George (My Pure Land).
The 2016 Broadway revival at the American Airlines Theatre starred Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, John Gallagher Jr., and Colby Minifie alongside Lange. She previously starred on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992 and The Glass Menagerie in 2005.