Ewan McGregor, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Patrick Stewart, Jim Carrey, and Sarah Brightman Hit the High Seas in The Pirates of Penzance
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved
musical is returning to the big screen: The
Pirates of Penzance will launch in June 2018 under writer-director Wes
Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Heading
up the cast are Ewan McGregor (Mortdecai)
as the Pirate King, Patrick Stewart (X-Men:
Days of Future Past) as Major-General Stanley, Jim Carrey (Dumb and Dumber To) as the Sergeant of
Police, and musical theater legend Sarah Brightman (The Phantom of the Opera) as Ruth. The film will also reunite
Broadway stalwarts Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as hapless lovers Fredric and
Mabel. This will mark the third adaptation of the comic operetta, following the
1983 film starring Kevin Kline and 1982’s flop The Pirate Movie.
My analysis of this soul,the human psyche, leads me to believe that man is not truly one, but truly two. One of him strives for the nobilities of life. This we call his good self. The other seeks an expression of impulses, that bind him to some dim animal relation with the earth. This, we may call the bad. These two carry out an eternal struggle in the nature of man yet they are chained together. And that chain spells repression to the evil. Remorse to the good. Now, if these two selves could be separated from each other how much freer the good in us would be. What heights it might scale. And the so-called evil, once liberated would fulfill itself and trouble us no more. I believe the day is not far off when this separation will be possible.