Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" to Be Remade as TV Film

News   Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" to Be Remade as TV Film Playwright Neil Simon's most noteworthy film success, 1977's "The Goodbye Girl," will be remade as a television movie on the cable network TNT.

So far the cast of the show, which will again be scripted by Simon, includes Patricia Heaton and Jeff Daniels as the principals, a woman who has been deserted by her latest live-in lover, and the actor who suddenly and unexpectedly moves in with her and her young daughter. (The erstwhile boyfriend rented the apartment to the actor without telling his ex). Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss played the parts in the original movie. Simon will also co-produce the television movie.

"The Goodbye Girl" was converted into a Marvin Hamlisch musical which had a brief Broadway run in the early '90s starring Bernadette Peters and Martin Short.