Once On This Island Movie

Once On This Island movie production status is currently Development

August 9, 2020 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Disney+ is planning an adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name.

Who's Involved:

Marc Platt, Wanuri Kahiu, Jocelyn Bioh

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with an aristocrat. Against this backdrop, social class differences play out while the island gods wager a bet of what is stronger, love or death.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making Once On This Island

A look at the Once On This Island behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Wanuri Kahiu last directed Rafiki.


Jocelyn Bioh


Marc Platt



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Once On This Island Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about Once On This Island

Key Facts

  1. A 2017 Broadway revival had a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens with music composed by Stephen Flaherty (8/9/2020).
  2. Playwright Jocelyn Bioh and director Wanuri Kahiu are developing the project (8/9/2020).

Filming Timeline

On or about August 9, 2020, the film was in Development status.

Disney+ is planning an adaptation of the award-winning musical of the same name.

Once On This Island Release Date: When is it coming out?

Once On This Island is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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