The surprising indie-hit Camp is set to get a show-stopping sequel. According to writer and director Todd Graff, the 2003 movie, which starred a then-unknown Anna Kendrick, has got the green light to begin production next year on Camp 2: Freaks in Nature. The original movie focused on real-life experiences at the famous 26-year-old theatrical training camp in the Catskills called Stagedoor Manor. Looking back, the film seems way ahead of its time in both subject matter and style. With more than one LGBT storyline and musical interludes, the film is seen as a harbinger to Glee and movies like Pitch Perfect.
The sequel may see the original stars (Anna Kendrick, Robin de Jesus, and Sasha Allen) reunite. Playbill reports that “Graff did tease that he has initial agreements from Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy to appear in a ‘hilarious and ridiculously dark’ Dreamgirls sequence that will be choreographed by Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell.”
The original film was never a box-office success—it only opened in three theaters—but found life afterward. It developed a cult-like following with special screenings and live performances taking place throughout the US.
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