Sing Sing: Sarah Jessica Parker to Star in "Slammer" with Shaiman-Wittman Songs

News   Sing Sing: Sarah Jessica Parker to Star in "Slammer" with Shaiman-Wittman Songs
 
Sarah Jessica Parker will star in an upcoming movie musical comedy, titled "Slammer," directed by "Camp" helmer Todd Graff and featuring songs by Hairspray duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Director Graff is in talks with Revolution Studios to direct the new work penned by Sara Goodman from a story by Tim Metcalfe and John Slotnick, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Parker is to star as a publicist who is framed for theft and sent to a New York prison — where she produces a musical with the inmates that could save her career.

Known recently for her work on HBO's "Sex and the City," Parker's roots are on the stage. The actress made her Broadway debut in The Innocents then became a replacement for the title role in Annie. Other stage credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (where she played opposite her now-husband Matthew Broderick), Once Upon a Mattress, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Heidi Chronicles, The Substance of Fire, Sylvia and Wonder of the World. She is expected to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter.

Shaiman and Wittman teamed on the current Broadway musical and are currently at work on a musical Catch Me If You Can based on the Stephen Spielberg film. They have also contributed to the developing Broadway-bound Martin Short solo show.

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