View Comments From award-winning short story to hit movie to an opera to a play! A stage adaptation of Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain is aiming to premiere on the London boards in 2016, courtesy of producer Tom O’Connell. No word yet on creative team or casting.The story is set in 1963, when two young men, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, are hired for the summer to look after sheep at a remote grazing range on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming. Unexpectedly, alone in the wilderness, they form an intense emotional and physical bond that will change their lives forever. And over the next twenty years, as their separate lives play out through marriages, children and dead-end jobs, they long to be together, back on Brokeback Mountain, in a place where there are no secrets, only each other.The 2005 movie Brokeback Mountain starred Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams; it won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Score. Brokeback Mountain the opera premiered in 2014 in Madrid, with music by Charles Wuorinen and a libretto by Proulx, based on her 1997 short story.
The season 8 premiere of Mom wasted no time explaining what happened to Christy Plunkett after Anna Faris exited the CBS sitcom.The Thursday, November 5, episode began with Christy’s mother, Bonnie Plunkett (Allison Janney), in the car with her husband, Adam Janikowski (William Fichtner).- Advertisement – “Every mom dreams of the day when they drop their 42-year-old daughter off at the airport to go to school,” Bonnie said of the law student. “And I did it all by myself — not the dropping off, the raising. I mean, I wasn’t there the whole time. But I was definitely there for the beginning, in and out during the middle and rock-solid from age 37 on. You know, the formative years.”Anna Faris on an episode of ‘Mom.’ Robert Voets/2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.She then revealed that Christy got “a full scholarship” to Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C.“A lot of parents would be a puddle of tears right now, but you know what I think of them? Selfish. Not me ‘cause I’m focusing on what she’s going to get, not what I’m going to lose, which is the most beautiful little girl a mother could ever have,” Bonnie continued as she and Adam began to sob.- Advertisement – “I think I’ll miss the most, for me, the relationship between Bonnie and Christy, even though that will still continue,” the I, Tonya star said on Monday, November 2. “But she won’t be present. That’s what I’ll miss.”Ahead of Thursday’s premiere, Jaime Pressly, who plays Jill Kendall, exclusively told Us Weekly that the characters “still talk about” Christy even though she is no longer with them.“It’s become a show about a group of women in recovery and the relationships between these beautifully flawed women, and so we’re all very tight,” the My Name Is Earl alum said on the “Watch With Us” podcast. “While we’re missing one of our main links, we’ve all been together for so long and have significant roles. … We kind of feel like she’s still there!”Mom airs on CBS Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement – Faris, 43, shocked fans of the show in September when she announced that she was leaving after seven seasons as the main character.“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” she said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time. “I’m so thankful to Chuck [Lorre], the writers and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”Anna Faris Carlos Tischler/ShutterstockJanney, 60, later told Entertainment Tonight that the Scary Movie star’s departure was “a huge loss” for the Emmy-nominated series.- Advertisement –
Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed is confident his side can pick three points in their league fixture against at the Baba Yara Stadium.The striker who was named man of the match in their derby day victory over rivals Hearts of Oak is keen for his side to use the win as a stepping stone to better their season.“We enter every game with a different approach,” he told Adom FM Sports.“We will build on from the Hearts victory because we can’t afford to drop anymore points.”“Picking up points away from home is very difficult so we are determined to pick maximum points at home.”“We are confident of picking the three points against Dwarfs this Sunday.” Dauda is Kotoko’s leading scoring in the league with two goals. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports