O'Brien said the plans were contingent on whether "the Globe can raise enough money." The director has kicked off such past Broadway-bound efforts as The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Old Globe.
O'Brien also said he is putting together a second Catch Me If You Can workshop in New York sometime this fall.
The film "Catch Me If You Can," the true story of a compulsive young con man and the federal agent who pursues him, starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, as well as Christopher Walken as the father of the DiCaprio character. The picture takes place in the 1960s, a period the writers feel comfortable in, having just worked on the 1962-set Hairspray.