EXCLUSIVE: After winning last season’s Tony for Best Direction of a Musical for Hadestown, Rachel Chavkin is making her feature film directorial debut on Paramount’s emotional thriller Shrew’s Nest, a picture of this 2014 Juanfer Andres-Esteban Roel Spanish film.
Set in Spain during the 1950s, Shrew’s Nest (local name Musarañas) follows an agoraphobic woman who increases her younger sister in an apartment secured off in the world. However one afternoon, a rash young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and frees himself to their doorway. A person has entered the shrew’s nest, and it does not seem like he is leaving. The thriller is reminiscent of these Oscar-lauded pics as Misery and Black Swan. Pot Road and the Gotham Group are generating for Paramount. The script has been adapted by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. Sony published Shrew’s Nest at Spain.
A NYU Tisch School of the Arts undergraduate and MFA Columbia University graduate, Chavkin was initially nominated in the Tonys for Best Direction of a Musical rear in 2017 for Natasha, Pierre and also the Great Comet of 1812. Chavkin arrived to Hadestown in 2012. The Anais Mitchell musical, that will be a take on the early Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which Orpheus goes to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice, originally established in Barre, Vermont and afterwards became a concept record. Mitchell then fulfilled Chavkin, and also the two reworked the point production with added music and dialogue, carrying it Off Broadway, Edmonton and London, before debuting on Broadway last March. Hadestown spanned the Tonys winning eight of its own 14 noms, including Best Musical, Management, Original Score, Actor in a Feature Role in a Musical (Andre De Shields), Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, and Orchestrations.
Chavkin is repped by ICM Partners.