Screen favorite, organic chef, creator of all things Goop and Glee star Gwyneth Paltrow may be adding another credit to her eclectic resume: musical producer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award winner is in negotiations to produce a musical based on the life and music of the iconic ‘80s pop group, The Go-Go’s. Paltrow is in talks to produce the musical alongside British folk singer Donovan Leitch and Rick Ferrari.
The Go-Go’s, who have spent the summer touring the United States, are an all-female pop/rock band featuring Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock and Paula Jean Brown. Their classic ‘80s hits include “Vacation,” “Our Lips Are Sealed” and of course, “We Got the Beat.” Reportedly, Carlisle and the band may write new songs for the forthcoming musical. Although several Broadway writers have been considered to pen the book for the new tuner, a writer has not yet been announced.
Paltrow made her West End debut in Proof, and starred in the subsequent film adaptation of the same name. She earned an Academy Award for her performance in Shakespeare in Love. Her additional film and TV credits include Se7en, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Contagion, Country Strong, Running with Scissors and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Get in a Go-Go mood by rocking out to "We Got the Beat" below!