Crowded House, Bic Runga songs feature IN New Zealand movie-musical
stuff.co.nz previews Daffodils, 1 Nov 2018
The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody.
This has been a stellar year for the movie musical, with the above quartet all looking set to be amongst the biggest earners of 2018 at the New Zealand box office.
However, for Kiwi fans of the genre, there's even more exciting news. In 2019, we'll finally be getting our own homegrown big-screen musical.
Based on the popular stage show of the same name, Daffodils is set to debut in New Zealand cinemas on March 21. Written by Rochelle Bright (the author of the original play, which was first staged in 2014), who was inspired by her own parents' love story, it will feature some of Kiwi music's most beloved songs, from artists like Crowded House, The Muttonbirds and Bic Runga. The cast includes iZombie's Rose McIver, Home and Away's George Mason and Kiwi popstar Kimbra.