Amanda Seyfried wasn’t dressed up or just off the red carpet on Tuesday night when she won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Dropout. Instead, the award’s presenters, Yellowstone actors Mo Brings Plenty and Cole Hauser, said that Seyfried was “deep in the process of creating a new musical.” While Mamma Mia! fans rumored (and hoped) that a follow-up was in the works, Variety reports that Seyfried was instead working on a new Thelma & Louise musical instead of bringing more Abba songs to the big screen.
A musical adaptation of Ridley Scott’s 1991 film Thelma & Louise has reportedly been in development since at least 2021, according to the trade publication. Oscar-winning screenwriter for the movie Callie Khouri is reportedly working on the new project with actress Haley Feiffer and musician Neko Case. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon starred in the movie Thelma & Louise. Also rumored to be involved is Evan Rachel Wood. She has experience with film musicals; in addition to appearing in Across the Universe, she provided the voice of Anna and Elsa’s mother in Disney’s Frozen 2.
After the Globes on Wednesday, Seyfried shared a video on Instagram, but she didn’t explain why she missed the ceremony.
I’m in New York,” Seyfried declared. “I was chatting on FaceTime with my amazing Dropout team, who are the reason I won this award. Being involved in that was a true honor. Because I am working on a magical and musical project, I had to miss it. I’m now able to do something I’ve never really done. I’m really at a loss for words beyond that. Ideally, more will be available soon. It takes a lot of work, though. It’s more enjoyable, and it was a great night. I’ll just thank everyone in my ‘Dropout’ family and my family instead of giving an acceptance speech.