RENT THROWBACKS: Along with its success on stage, RENT became even a big instant smash hit the big screen. Under the direction of Chris Columbus (the genius behind the Home Alone and Harry Potter films) and produced by Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios, the film was released in 2005. Shot on location in New York City's actual East Village and on a soundstage in San Francisco, the movie version of RENT featured 6 members of the original Broadway cast reprising their roles on screen consisting of…

Anthony Rapp as "Mark",

Tony nominee Adam Pascal as "Roger",

Taye Diggs as "Benny",

Jesse L Martin as "Collins,

Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia as "Angel",

and Tony winner Idina Menzel as "Maureen".

The other 2 original principals from Broadway Daphne Rubin Vega and Fredi Walker-Browne were unavailable for the film due to personal reasons and other commitments. They were replaced by…

Rosario Dawson as "Mimi",

and Tracie Thoms (who later ended up appearing in the stage version on Broadway as part of the closing cast) as "Joanne".

Here is the trailer for the 2005 film version of RENT.

Be sure to TUNE IN to Rent on FOX tonight at 8pm EST to catch the 6 original Broadway stars who went on to appear in the film make surprise cameo appearances.

FUN TIP: If you are planning to come on one of our INSPIRATION OF RENT Walking Tour in the East Village, we do make several stops to the actual places where the movie shot exterior scenes on location (including Tompkins Square Park, The Life Caf?, and the school where the Life Support scene was shot.

Who is a super fan of the film version?

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