The picture starring Colin Firth as England's World War II-era king and Geoffrey Rush (Broadway's Exit the King) as Lionel Logue opens in a limited U.S. release this Thanksgiving. Alden (Grey Gardens, Bridge & Tunnel) has the stage rights. The screenplay is by David Seidler, who first wrote the fact-inspired tale as a play, according to the Times.
No creative team, cast or production timetable has been announced. Alden is reportedly eyeing a London or Broadway berth.
The Times queried, why would an audience pay $120 for a stage version of new movie that they could see for $12? Alden said there is "a lot more stuff in the play than there is in the movie."