LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) — A stage adaptation of Annie Proulx’s novella Brokeback Mountain is to open in London’s West End in 2016, producers announced.
No casting or opening date for the play were immediately revealed.
Proulx’s story about cowboys who fall in love in the 1960s American West previously inspired an acclaimed 2005 movie, directed by Ang Lee. It starred Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental, prescription drug overdose in 2008 at the age of 28.
“In 1963, 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,” a synopsis said.
“Unexpectedly, alone in the wilderness, they form an intense emotional and physical bond that will change their lives forever. And over the next 20 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.”