The film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play “The Humans” should hit our screens this year.
The movie, which wrapped production in 2019, is set to come out in 2021, according to the Internet Movie Database, although an exact release date has not been announced. The story focuses on a family celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City and the tensions that arise throughout the gathering.
Karam, a Scranton native, wrote and directed the film adaptation of the one-act play, which ran on Broadway from 2016 to 2017. It earned four Tony awards, including best play, featured actor in a play (Reed Birney), featured actress in a play (Jayne Houdyshell) and best scenic design of a play. Karam also was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama, losing to Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton.”
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Houdyshell will reprise her role in the film, which also stars Amy Schumer, Richard Jenkins, June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein and Steven Yeun. Karam shared photos of the cast and crew on set on his Instagram account in October 2019.
Earlier this month, Karam was the keynote speaker for the virtual graduation ceremonies of Marywood University, his mother’s alma mater.
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